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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Trademark, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I am interested in developing a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products.

Sales would occur in-person and online. I have no intention of modifying the packaging for the products I purchase/resell. I would like to include products such as a hydration packet (ideally Liquid IV) a protein bar, vitamins, face wash, and pain medication.

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answered on May 19, 2024

To develop a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products for sale in California, both in-person and online, there are several legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Resale of products: If you are purchasing products from other brands and reselling them, ensure that you are...
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Q: I am a hobby manufacturer and I wanted to make replicas of a full size car. I did not find them in the search.

How can I be certain that there is no licensing on the car so that I can make it without repercussions from the full size manufacturers?

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answered on May 19, 2024

When it comes to making replicas of full-size cars, it's important to be aware of potential licensing and intellectual property issues. Car manufacturers often hold design patents, trademarks, and copyrights on their vehicles' unique features, which can make it challenging to create... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: Can I trademark my company name/likeness?

Hi, I'm the founder of Skuza Asset Management LLC and I'm doing business as Natural Orange. Can I trademark these names?

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

Yes, you can potentially trademark both your company name "Skuza Asset Management LLC" and the name you are doing business as, "Natural Orange." Here's what you need to consider:

1. Trademark for your company name:

- Your company name can be trademarked if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: Are Facebook administrators liable for Content posted in the group

If members post pictures of items containing registered trademark brands. Is that a crime?

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

The liability of Facebook administrators for content posted in their groups can vary based on local laws and the specific circumstances of the content shared. Generally, administrators are encouraged to monitor and manage their groups to prevent illegal activities, including the unauthorized use of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: More than one entity can own a trademark? Like (Sun's out guns out). Has more than one serial # ownership

The original person that trademarked this phrase did not renew their trademark license on it. Now there are at least two or more people who trademarked this phrase.

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

Yes, more than one entity can hold a trademark for the same phrase if the marks are registered for different classes of goods or services. This means that the phrase "Sun's out guns out" could be trademarked by different parties, each using the phrase in a different context or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Ohio on
Q: I'm starting a beverage company and would like to name it Moana, but am unsure about if I'm able to use that name.

Obviously Disney has their film titled MOANA, but seeing as it's just the Hawaiian word for Ocean, would I be within my right to use that name in a different industry? Or am I asking for trouble?

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

Choosing a name for your beverage company is a crucial step, and it's understandable why the name "Moana," with its beautiful meaning and connection to the ocean, appeals to you. However, it's important to consider the implications of using a name that is also associated with a... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: What information do I need to provide a lawyer to file a trademark?

I'm looking to file a trademark and I would prefer to hire a lawyer to take care of the process. I'm not sure what information I need to have prepared for the attorney beforehand.

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

To prepare to work with a lawyer to file a trademark you want to be able to provide to them information regarding whether you plan to file an "in-use" application or "Intent-to-use." To file an "In-Use" application you must provide them with a specimen of work showing... View More

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Q: What information do I need to provide a lawyer to file a trademark?

I'm looking to file a trademark and I would prefer to hire a lawyer to take care of the process. I'm not sure what information I need to have prepared for the attorney beforehand.

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

To file a trademark, you'll need to provide your attorney with specific information to ensure a smooth and effective application process. Start by providing a clear representation of the mark you wish to trademark, such as a logo, word, phrase, or design. Include any variations of the mark if... View More

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Q: What information do I need to provide a lawyer to file a trademark?

I'm looking to file a trademark and I would prefer to hire a lawyer to take care of the process. I'm not sure what information I need to have prepared for the attorney beforehand.

Sheldon Starke
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answered on Jan 22, 2024

Thank you for asking this interesting question on JUSTIA. You need a consultation with a lawyer before you try to cover all this in advance. TM Law is too highly fact bound and less or more will be required by that conversation . . . that is the full truth. Call a trademark attorney asap. Get a... View More

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Q: What information do I need to provide a lawyer to file a trademark?

I'm looking to file a trademark and I would prefer to hire a lawyer to take care of the process. I'm not sure what information I need to have prepared for the attorney beforehand.

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

To prepare for an application to register a trademark, you should have a "specimen" showing use of the mark (usually a photo or screenshot of your product or service with the mark displayed), the date of its earliest use in commerce, and a description of the goods or services for which... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: Are their any copyright for Mako Mermaids by Jonathan m Shiff Productions?
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answered on Dec 30, 2023

"Mako Mermaids," also known as "Mako: Island of Secrets," is a children's and teenagers' television series created by Jonathan M. Shiff. It is produced by Jonathan M. Shiff Productions in association with Network Ten, ZDF, and Netflix. As a professionally produced... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: How do you find if a patent was aquired or sold

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

To find out if a patent has been acquired or sold, you can start by checking the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) records. The USPTO maintains a database of all patents issued in the United States, which includes information on current and past patent owners.

You can search...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: How do you find if a patent was aquired or sold

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answered on Dec 28, 2023

When a United States patent is sold, the acquiring party usually notes the change of ownership in the USPTO records. You can check these records and see the chain of title for the patent running from the inventors to the current owner at... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: We have applied for a trademark in May of 2023. Is there a way to keep others on amazon and their sellers from using it

We do not and have never sold on Amazon. We now have people coming to us complaining about our "Pinch Perfect" crafting products not living up to expectations that they purchased on Amazon. There are currently 4 pages of listings using our brand in their listings and Amazon even has a... View More

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answered on Dec 15, 2023

In your situation with the unauthorized use of your "Pinch Perfect" brand on Amazon, it's important to take proactive steps to protect your trademark, even though it is still in the registration process. Since you've already applied for the trademark, you have some legal grounds... View More

Q: Google Disney CB government dark net Freedom act from 1988 I have a government agency infringement in music and art

Some desperado name carried requested I got Freedom act paper mailed to me and a ticket number for Sony music on my email address please I have victims of a lot of problems from Disney music private program

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

It sounds like you're dealing with a complex situation involving potential government agency infringement in the realms of music and art, possibly related to copyright or intellectual property issues. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of 1988 allows for the request of federal agency... View More

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Q: my last name is good. can i legally open a burger restaurant in ohio named goodburger or good burger (movie name)

can i legally name my restaurant good burger or goodburger despite the nickelodeon movies?

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

Using the name "Good Burger" or "Goodburger" for your restaurant, especially given its association with the Nickelodeon movie, could raise trademark concerns. Trademarks protect names and logos used in commerce to identify the source of goods and services. If consumers might... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: I invented and patented (US 8391552) an invaluble technology for petrochemical industry

So in 2018, the Trump Admin attacked me in a federal lab in Pittsburgh. I had to flee. Then my house was raided by a SWAT team. I fled into hiding in Amish country Ohio. Then the Trump Admin disguised my patented technology as a non-patented technology and gave it to Saudi Aramco and the... View More

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Sep 25, 2023

I am sorry to hear about your tribulations, but regarding the patent: you do not own the patent. You assigned your rights to the invention to the Deparment of Energy in December 2012, after the patent application was filed but before the patent issued.

It is not your patent, and the DoE...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: When a photo is taken on private property with permission of the property owner who owns the image?

I take images at motorsports venues and want to clarify who is the owner of the photo. The photographer, the property owner of both?

Thank you.

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

In the context of copyright law, the person who takes the photograph — in this case, the photographer — generally owns the copyright to the image, not the owner of the property where the photo was taken. This means that the photographer has the exclusive rights to use, distribute, and reproduce... View More

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Q: When a photo is taken on private property with permission of the property owner who owns the image?

I take images at motorsports venues and want to clarify who is the owner of the photo. The photographer, the property owner of both?

Thank you.

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answered on Aug 21, 2023

The photographer is owner of the copyright in the photo, unless he has been hired to do it, in which case the employer owns the copyright as a work-for-hire.

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Q: This is an intellectual property dispute.

This is an intellectual property dispute. I was communicating with a business about providing them with physical items using their logo. They told me they weren't interested, but then began offering the same item for sale. They had previously never expressed interest in selling physical items.... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

If you believe that a business has taken your idea and is using it without your permission, you may have a claim for intellectual property infringement. In this case, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property law to determine the best approach for... View More

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