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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Connecticut on
Q: can I create a game-ready replica asset of a registered trademarked building viz Tower of London for commercial use?

Video- game for commercial use, Environment creation.

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Sep 29, 2020

This is a tough area of U.S. trademark law, and courts have different views on scope of trademark protection for buildings. On the one hand, rights-holders do have the right to exclude others from using the building images in commerce in a way that denotes "designation of origin" or has a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Connecticut on
Q: Poetry inspired by a show, is this a copyright/trademark issue?

I have been writing poetry inspired by a television show and I'm interested in potentially publishing them in a book. I have not used any characters' names but some poems are based on plots or perceptions within the show. I intend to use original artwork and the poems are original.... Read more »

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler answered on Apr 19, 2020

Your question poses an interesting issue concerning the relationship between copyright rights and "fair use", which is a defense that can be raised to the claim of copyright infringement. Your poetry, even if inspired by the TV show, could be viewed as a "transformative" use of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Connecticut on
Q: Can someone get my song royalties immediately? Thank you and great job!!!
Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Sep 21, 2017

No. Nothing is "immediate" in the law. If you have a case where your rights under a contract are being breached, I suggest you speak with a copyright attorney to determine what you can do to restore those rights and potentially secure unpaid royalties.

Griffin Klema

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Intellectual Property for Connecticut on
Q: Sellers won't give me back my deposit. What can I do and what are the risks?


Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 8, 2017

Firstly you should consider whether you believe that you are legally entitled to the return of your deposit.

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