answered on Mar 29, 2023
If a book is in the public domain, it means that its copyright has expired, and it can be freely used, copied, and distributed by anyone. However, if another publisher has republished the book, they may have added their own copyright or trademark to the work, such as an introduction or notes. In... Read more »
The parents are not speaking to me now, years later, and are complaining about the photos on my business page
answered on Mar 29, 2023
answered on Jan 28, 2023
Given that you are talking about your grandfather, I am going to assume that you are talking about a patent that issued more than 20 years ago. Perhaps even in the 1950s or earlier?
Patents don't last forever. These days they last about 20 years from filing. Earlier US patents lasted... Read more »
answered on Jan 28, 2023
I infer from your question that you want to sue manufacturers of tubeless tires claiming that you rightfully inherited your grandfather’s patent.
If so, you should consult a patent litigation attorney regarding your rights in this regard. Such an attorney may also go by the rubric... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2023
Using the term "Aetheria" for your NFT may potentially raise trademark concerns if the word is already trademarked by another entity. Trademark protection extends to various industries and categories, so it is important to conduct a comprehensive search to ensure there are no conflicting... Read more »
My company prints clothing & we want to print shirts with a certain word on it. This word is a verb & describes the action of the specific activity, a pretty common one.
We discovered a company owns the trademark for the word. Its not their primary brand but they have a product with... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2020
It is possible, but not likely. Shoes could be viewed as being too similar to shirts and hoodies because they are all apparel.
That said, trademark confusion analysis is highly fact-intensive and depends on a number of factors. You should consult a trademark attorney before you take any... Read more »
She lives in Florida and I have been trying for two years to get my stuff back. I asked her for the property back or the money to replace it and she told me that I was getting nothing back and that she didn’t owe me anything. I never abandoned my property, I had been kicked out by them and... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2020
This question has been posted to the attorneys that handle patents (a way of protecting an invention) and to intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets).
The problem described does not belong in these categories. You may want to talk to someone with experience... Read more »
answered on Aug 11, 2020
This is not legal advice, but an informal glance at U.S. Trademark Office records suggests that there are over 100 pending applications or active registrations using the phrase "BE KIND" as a mark or as part of a mark.
Numerous factors are considered in determining whether a mark... Read more »
That were formerly owner by Piggly Wiggly Carolina co./GreenBax enterprises?
answered on Sep 9, 2019
You would be having a purchase contract. In this case the assets are the IP rights. You also may want to do a transfer or assignment of ownership. Best luck.
We are now having to tow the jeep. It has many issues that we were not informed about before the trade. We have messages where the owner told us the jeep had no issues. The car clearly had issues as they started a mile from their house, where we signed titles over. Is their anything we can do?
answered on May 28, 2019
Probably not, because neither the Jeep nor the motorcycle are worth enough money to make it worthwhile for you to hire a litigation lawyer and fight the seller. Unless you want to try in a small claims court.
Wellco Corp issued me a cease and desist letter for my WellCoSeniorbenefit.com website. Can they do that?
answered on May 28, 2018
Yes, they can. You need to hire an attorney with experience in trademark defense to advise you on how to best proceed.
Perhaps I could preface each (of 1000's of generic jokes) with "Dave said ..."
What if I incorporated? Could insurance help? Any other loopholes?
answered on May 27, 2018
What you are talking about is creating a derivative work that you can then copyright. You can only do that if it is not substantially similar to the existing work. What you propose here is not enough to pass that test. Here is a helpful resource from the copyright office so you can see what I mean:... Read more »
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