My mother recently passed away, in her Will it states that my older sister, older brother and myself have rights to her belongings she's left behind. My step parent has took it upon himself to throw out her items left to me and my siblings. He's not listed in her last will and Testament... Read more »
Copyright is an asset just like physical possessions. If the company is in fact out of business, their assets went somewhere (and now belong to someone, such as the original owner's heirs, or another entity or individual) following the company's dissolution. Therefore you still must have...Read more »
An attorney would need to know the circumstances under which it became abandoned and how long ago it became abandoned to determine if it can be revived. Most likely, you will need to start over with a new application and a new filing fee.
It probably means the proceeding to cancel a trademark has come to an end. Whether the trademark has been canceled or remains registered and enforceable is a different issue. If you would like more information about "dead" trademarks (including canceled ones), I have written a blog post...Read more »
I'm unclear which class to file under. I'm a coach/consultant operating an LLC under which I provide training, coaching, public speaking, and related services. I have developed an acronym-based goal-setting system, which I will be documenting in a series of books. As my LLC, I will be... Read more »
You have posed many questions and described a complicated scenario. I suggest it would be worth your while to work with a business attorney who is also conversant with IP matters like copyright and trademarks so that you do not take steps which might conflict with one of your other goals.
The simple answer is yes, if you have a new or inventive improvement over the baby seats that have come before. Most patents are for improvements rather than completely new fields of inventions. You need to talk with a patent professional to help you decide whether your invention is likely to...Read more »
Again this would be completely non-profit and open to the public. I was thinking of having it posted on a free webcomic site. The only thing is that the content would contain some reimagined versions of Marvel's characters and locations.
Fan fiction is generally considered derivative work, which only the original author may lawfully produce. So, you can be sued for producing fan fiction. Actively making money from writing fan fiction merely makes you more of a target for being sued, however, it's not a necessary component to a...Read more »
I want to hire a different illustrator on sequels for a picture book. Can the illustrator of the 1st book say the following: "The contract says I retain rights to the characters, so they are my characters and can not be reproduced by another artist. How much is the other artist charging you... Read more »
Your first illustrator can say whatever s/he wants about your contract, but this answer will depend almost entirely on what your contract actually says. Contact an attorney with experience in copyright law and ask them about the specifics of that contract.
hats.but i sell shirts and was looking into hats to use them for promotion and havent had the chance to ammend my rights.I am also known as "traphaven" on All social media.I have a site selling shirts but now he also has a website selling the hats.I have numerous media with the wordmark... Read more »
This question is unintelligible. I don't mean to assume too much, but if you are a minor who has transmitted pornographic images to someone who is not a minor, TALK TO YOUR PARENTS FIRST, then seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney, then plan on going to the police if this person...Read more »
I entered my art in the gallery nearly a year ago, and while there was no written contract, there was a verbal agreement that 100% of the profit would go to me. (I do have proof of her telling me this several times)
She and her then Boyfriend apparently got into a fight (the gallery was... Read more »
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