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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: If a CA tribal casino security finds meth in hotel room can they charge as a smoking fee and not report it to cops?

The casino has charged me and my friends more than the deposit of the disclosure charging some people up to $500 for finding meth in the room. Yet they are not reporting it to authority's so its safe to assume they are making these fees up as hush money and not documenting it for auditors. So... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

Yes, they are supposed to report and then the authorities can arrest you and all your friends for possession of a controlled substance, you can be criminally charged and will have to hire attorneys to defend yourselves. You can end up with criminal convictions on your records which will affect... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How do I patent a sports gambling game? Also should I patent the game or the app?

I want to use my game in an app so do i patent the game or the app?

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Sep 21, 2021

It may be easier to patent the app, you'd likely want to get intellectual property rights to both the app and the game.

You really need to hire a patent attorney to go over the specifics with you.

2 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Since "Pikachu" is internationally trademarked by Nintendo; could I use the name "Vampikachu" as my stream/channel name?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 25, 2021

The standard is whether it is confusingly similar. It depends on the service. If it is gaming, you may have a problem. If it is for industry that is far from that, it should be okay. You should work with an attorney to conduct a thorough research before you start.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Trademark on
Q: I want to buy the trademark of RetroArch, that is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players.

What is the price? How much must I pay to LibRetro? I am an autistic.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 14, 2021

You should consult with an attorney, and discuss your needs and options.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Trademark on
Q: Hi I am Naeem from Pakistan and I want to know how to get tradeMarks for Gaming Studio. provide me detail
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 13, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney.

Check the uspto.gov for more info.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Alabama on
Q: Based on Alabama statute Section 8-1-150 -can i recover the losses we accrued at an illegal gambling establishment?

Illegal gaming/gambling establishment in bessemer al, at 1317 eastern valley rd known as “valley bingo”, operator name unknown, aka “Moe”, believed to be short for Mohammed. Full name unknown.

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 4, 2021

It appears as though you could potentially recover losses based on this statutory provision; however, I did not find a case where that statute had been used to do so from an illegal gambling establishment. I am also not sure of the legal ramifications (in a criminal context) for admitting to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Gaming for Arizona on
Q: Can I make a fangame legally and distribute it if I don't use the original graphics, sound, or names of characters?

I want to create a fangame based off of the very popular Pokemon franchise from Nintendo, but don't want to be involved in copyright lawsuits. If I create a game with my own monsters which can be caught, battled, level up, and evolve in a world similar to a normal pokemon game, but uses my own... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 3, 2021

It is an interesting idea

Risky proposition

You must consult with an attorney

2 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Trademark for Florida on
Q: If i make a video game and a corporation has trademark on the name for a board game. How does it work will i thus be TM?

Games name we want to be rebound. But, mattel has a trademark on the word Rebound. What legal action could they take against us we named it such. Or are we safe todo so and name it as we please?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 2, 2021

No, you are not safe

You need to consult with an attorney to understand your risks

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gaming for New Jersey on
Q: Goodmorning I have a quick question. Will points be put on my license if failure to observe signal?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 31, 2021

Yes Failure to observe a signal is a 2-point ticket. The points will go on your license unless you fight the ticket at court and win. Your best chance of eliminating these points is with a good lawyer representing you for the charge. Even if your guilty of the charge in most cases a good lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California on
Q: Are name variations of already existing companies legal?

I had an idea for a company that similarly operates in the same way as AirBnB. But it relates to Dungeons & Dragons, called AirD&D. The basic premise of the company would be that people could post locations that can be rented out for single or ongoing campaigns or game sessions that are... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jul 30, 2021

Maybe, depends

You need to have a consultation with an attorney

In general if the marks are in related areas, there may be a conflict

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Nevada on
Q: Is it legal to form a LLC(w/ mult members)in the state of Nevada for the purpose of entering casino sportsbook contests?

There would be an Nevada resident and a out of state Resident(s) as well as the LLC members. This would simply be so that any winnings would be declared by LLC and then distributed legally to the members based on ownership. This is not intended to bet sports or gamble in the traditional sense.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 25, 2021

Perhaps you don't understand that you have asked a Florida law question about Nevada law; you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged in Florida for taking my money back in a poker hand that I lost

I was in the hard rock casino Tampa Florida playing poker I have $1900 in front of me I lost the pot my understanding the pot was $900 the dealer made a mistake and flipped all the carts over try to cover his self by saying it was all in bed I got upset because he was lying and took my thousand... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 18, 2021

You may be charged, the real question is whether they can convict based on the evidence.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Illinois on
Q: If I want to resell a video game streamers highlights, do I need to obtain licensing from the video game publisher?

If its a case by case basis, what companies require a licensing agreement?

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Jul 1, 2021

So you're talking about potential infringement and there are some specific details that need to be discussed.

Your best course of action is to consult with an attorney before making any decisions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for California on
Q: I am an advocate for a man who does not hear and is not able to speak. He works in strawberries and has raised a family.

He bought a lottery ticket and was paid $1,000. The rest was later collected by another person. The prize was $1,000,000.00. The lottery says that they have a time limit. How do we go after the person who collected on the ticket?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 3, 2021

more info needed.

why would someone who won $1M wait a long time to collect? does he have a good reason?

you need to find him, make a demand, have proof, and then sue.

however, many lawyers would not take the case on a contingency if they don't feel there is a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Gaming for Texas on
Q: I have a username that is called AnoyingOrang, and I want to know if I’m able to trademark that username, if so, how?

I want to be able to keep this username for a very long time and don’t want any problems with other company’s or the YouTube Annoying Orange. Need help in understanding trademarking. I have a gaming account with the username AnoyingOrang and would like to move further with that account name.... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 23, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney, so she can do a search and an analysis of the strenght of the mark.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: if copyrighted music is in a game, and you upload a video of the game with the music, is there copyright infringement

i had uploaded a video on youtube of beatsaber, in it there was copyrighted music, i got a claim from the music owners, i took the video down and deleted it, what can i do in the future to avoid copyright claims if there is copyrighted music in the game

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 12, 2021

Check with the music owner and see if they have distribution agreements.

You may be able to get some simple licensing to allow to do what you want.

Consult with an attorney for a better analysis.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Hello there I’m looking for a lawyer that can represent me against the ilani casino I was assaulted by the bartender

On 3/4/2021 at 1:30am

Thomas Robes
Thomas Robes answered on Apr 7, 2021

Hello there, very sorry to hear about this incident. We recommend searching the Florida Bar Directory for a specialized attorney that suits your needs, you can find this resource at lrs.floridabar.org or call them at 800-342-8011.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Personal Injury and Gaming for California on
Q: Chemical burns at Indian casino..how should I proceed?

I was recently can really meet at a California Indian casino when I suffered chemical burns on the back of my legs due to sitting down on a chair that had been treated with the chemicals that they spray to disinfect against Covid. This caused me severe pain and swelling and caused me to go into... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 28, 2021

more info needed.

you may have a case but the complicating factor is you need not only a PI lawyer but one with experience suing Indian tribes

google for local PI lawyers to see if they have this kind of experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Candy crush

I was playing words with Friends and an ad popped up for Candy crush and it was constant screaming! I am deaf in one ear and when I hear loud sharp noises it makes my ears ring and hurts really bad. I couldn't mute it or x out of it it gave me severe anxiety at 6:00 in the morning, I filed a... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 23, 2021

My best suggestions would be: 1) Stop playing apps that have annoying adds, or 2) pay for the app so you don't have to see the ad.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: I am playing a game in mobile and spent about almost 60K and being treated unfairly.

I know it’s unconventional but I am paying real big money to a mobile game that is ignoring mine and other players complaints and almost only updating their spending events instead of fixing game issues. I would like to know if there’s a case for me to file against them since I paid a lot of... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Mar 10, 2021

It is impossible to know if there is a case without the facts. Was there any paperwork? When and where did all this happen? If you paid $60,000 it might be penny wise and pound foolish to avoid contacting a lawyer. Many lawyers give an initial, no-obligation consultation.

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