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... Read more »
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....Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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