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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: Is it legal to use screen recorded images of google street view to start an instagram page based around those images?

I want to start an instagram where I showcase outfits people are wearing around the world that I find on google street view and do voice over commentary of the images and recordings.

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answered on Jun 9, 2024

There are a few potential legal issues to consider with using screen recorded images from Google Street View on an Instagram page:

1. Copyright: Google owns the copyright to the Street View images. Using them without permission, even if you modify them, could potentially be considered...
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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Identity Theft for Idaho on
Q: Hello - My identity was stolen last month. Also, my son passed away last year with intellectual property in his estate.

My phone number was hacked along with my bank, email account, and many other things. I believe that there is a class action lawsuit in place for this issue. I received a letter from LoanDepot last weekend stating that they had a data breach affecting about 17 million people.

My son passed... View More

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your son's passing and the difficult situation you're facing with identity theft and potential intellectual property issues. These are complex legal matters that require professional guidance. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Identity Theft:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Idaho on
Q: Can you take a digital product on Teachers Pay Teachers with the name Science of Reading in it?

I have a product that saids Decodable booklets | Science of Reading Aligned

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answered on Dec 28, 2023

When creating and selling digital products on platforms like Teachers Pay Teachers, it's important to be mindful of copyright and trademark laws. If you're using the phrase "Science of Reading" in your product title, such as "Decodable booklets | Science of Reading... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Idaho on
Q: I am planning on releasing a tabletop rpg "Raid Master," but a game called Rolemaster already exists. Too close?

My game is nothing like Rolemaster, different system, different theme (Indiana jones inspired while role is fantasy). However I plan on releasing other games with the "-Master" suffix such as "Myth Master," but the publisher also had a "Space Master" at one time and is... View More

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answered on May 2, 2023

It's difficult to determine whether there is potential for a lawsuit without more information. Generally, the key question in cases involving trademarks is whether there is a likelihood of confusion between the marks. This analysis involves considering a number of factors, such as the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Idaho on
Q: Does the company Trudeau have a patent for round fondue plates with 6 compartments?

The Trudeau company sells 10in round fondue plates with 6 compartments. Wanting to know if there's a patent for it or if I am able to sell something manufactured in China that looks very similar?

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answered on May 2, 2023

To determine whether Trudeau has a patent for their round fondue plates with 6 compartments, you would need to conduct a patent search on the relevant databases. This will show whether any patents have been issued for such a design. Keep in mind that even if a patent has been issued to Trudeau, it... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Idaho on
Q: How will trademark/copyright law affect my existing Facebook page as I separate from an association I worked for?

I managed a construction industry training program for installers. We marketed training, coordinated venues & delivered the training. I used a Facebook page I started for the purpose. This was approved and accepted by association for 15 years. I took pictures of classes, students with their... View More

N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Apr 3, 2023

Generally, if an employee's creative works constitute "work made for hire," those works belong to the employer. Then the employer has the right to use (and control the use of) the works. However, an attorney would need some pretty specific information to be able to determine which... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Idaho on
Q: How will trademark/copyright law affect my existing Facebook page as I separate from an association I worked for?

I managed a construction industry training program for installers. We marketed training, coordinated venues & delivered the training. I used a Facebook page I started for the purpose. This was approved and accepted by association for 15 years. I took pictures of classes, students with their... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2023

Under trademark and copyright law, ownership and use of intellectual property such as logos, names, and images can be a complex issue when it comes to social media accounts like Facebook pages.

If the Facebook page you created for the construction industry training program included any...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Animal / Dog Law and Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: Can I legally sell an image I took of a friends cow without their written consent or do I need a property release?

I took photos of a friends cows about 3 years ago. Last week discovered that she was trying to sell my images on Etsy. When I asked her not to she then proceeded to tell me I am not allowed to sell images of her cows, that she has never given me permission. Do I need a property release from her if... View More

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answered on Jan 24, 2023

Yes, you can legally sell the photographs. The practical enforcement of your copyrights, however, is a bit more complex. Recording a collection of a work of photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office should provide you with a useful tool to swiftly remove infringing articles from major online U.S.... View More

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Q: i was a part-time graphic designer in IDAHO and designed evrything for the company. Do i have intellectual property?

everything i read says that i needed to be a full-time employee for them to own my work. but they came to my doorstep and fired me and are now going to be using my designs for years and revising them and continuing to make a profit. Idaho does not have many rights for employees at all so I am in... View More

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Jan 14, 2021

most likely not.

If you got paid, and/or signed a contract, most likely you ceded all rights.

check your contract

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: I have an established small business (LLC) with a distinctive name. Another business took my name.

The competing business is in my same exact industry with the same exact product type and in my same town. The names are off by ONE letter and the distinctive part is exactly the same. Is there anything I can do do avoid the loss and/or confusion of my clientele? Social media is important in what I... View More

Michael Hales
Michael Hales
answered on May 30, 2019

It sounds like you have a potentially strong claim for trademark infringement, so I'd recommend speaking to an attorney to get this resolved.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, DUI / DWI and Products Liability for Idaho on
Q: Do officers have to release my intellectual property (images) after car is impounded? Can they hold them from me?

I was pulled over for having a license plate light out and issued a DUI. I was not arrested but car was towed and impounded, and later searched. I have contacted them several times about getting my hard drives and computer out of the car because I am a professional photographer and I'm already... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 25, 2018

Contact an attorney experienced in DUI in the county where you are charged. You'll need him for the DUI and she can advise you on this aspect. They'll work out payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: If u bring every bit of knowledge for biz and partners put up the money. Ur the one with the intellectual prop right?

I built the biz and entered temp agreement with partners...they brought the money and basic computer/ phone set up and I brought all the contacts, suppliers, scripts, structure of biz myself and closed all the deals. I made the biz 37k in 3 weeks time and had to put the biz on hold because I feel... View More

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
answered on Oct 25, 2017

The partner that contributes intellectual property to a business does not necessarily own the intellectual property. An attorney would need to review the partnership agreement to determine who owns the intellectual property. Although, business contacts, supplier relationships, and business... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: why can't I get an official patent award for this patent 20050185327

When I try to get a copy of the patent awarded for this patent 20050185327, it does not show a patent awarded?

Mark David Torche
Mark David Torche
answered on Aug 30, 2017

This is an issued patent # 7312950. It is expired since the maintenance fees were not paid. You should be able to download the patent by looking up this number. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Idaho on
Q: is posting an article from another webpage with a link to that page, copyright infringement?

If yes, what kind of damages can i expect?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Apr 26, 2017

Yes, that sounds like copyright infringement. Statutory damages for copyright infringement range from $750-$150,000 if the work was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before infringement or within three months of the creation of the work. In order to get a better idea of what is a... View More

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Q: I want to buy a trademark, that has been cancelled in 2006. Can I just apply to buy it or do I notify the previous owne
Bradlee R. Frazer
Bradlee R. Frazer
answered on Apr 23, 2013

In the U.S., trademarks exist, or not, without regard to the status of a registration. So, even if the federal registration has been cancelled, as I infer from your question it has been, if the owner of the mark is still using it, you would need to acquire the mark and the good will from the... View More

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