My wife’s life and passing were of national interest, so a timely decision on a book is a wise idea. How do I retain the intellectual property I am producing if I choose to collaborate with another writer who has a professional writing career and who has approached me about the subject.
Contracts with local clients- established. Investor wanted to deposit “monies” from unknown sources into business account. I am a Lease holder and investor has put myself and the employees out. Investor has made slanderous comments to members of the business community. I have lost all wages,... Read more »
A week after closing my realtor sends me a message from the seller stating they took out the septic tank and I can’t find any documents. Is this legal? And if not how can I go about getting this corrected.
This is too complicated to answer without reviewing your contact , any disclosures and the closing documents. It may be that some misrepresentations were made during the sale, and if so, you may be entitled to rescind the contract ( give the land back and get your money back) or alternatively, you...Read more »
Possibly, but it will be difficult. After the decisions in Supreme Court Cases Bikski and Alice, it is fairly difficult to patent a computer program unless the computer program makes the computer operate more efficiently.
Step One is that you should look at recently issued patents to see...Read more »
It would be highly unusual for something that came out in 1961 to still have a patent as patent term back then was 17 years from issue. However, if for some reason they battled for decades to get a patent out, then a patent application filed back then could come out tomorrow and have a term of 17...Read more »
Congratulations on your new venture! I hope that it is a great success.
You can start to protect your intellectual property right away. The most important for you will likely be trademarking your product names, logos, etc. You can file for federal registrations before you ship your first...Read more »
Well, first I don't know how you didn't live at the apartment complex when you said that it was YOUR apartment complex. The facts that the car was not registered and there were no updated tags will not help in court. You need to consult with local defense counsel if you can afford it. If you...Read more »
I am starting a craft business and I have been looking into the law relevant to that. I recently read a blog post about how a person had to take down their clip art listing from Etsy because it infringed on a patent. The clip art design was a green tractor with yellow wheels. She said that there... Read more »
I signed a contract (for a patent-med device manufacturing) with an individual who is very related to big celebrities in TN (and Hollywood), but he is not interested to follow what he said and he ignores me. I want to nullify the contract and whatever else (gross mismanagement, patents losing... Read more »
This site is not a great vehicle for retaining counsel. Use Lawyer.com, Martindale or UpCounsel and limit your inquiry to attorneys admitted in TN so they would be in a position to file suit on your behalf.
I am a Seattle-based freelance designer that created a logo in 2014 for a client in TN. That client is AnchorYourSoul.com, and the logo was discovered to being used by someone else in 2015. We both told her to cease and desist using it in her social media channels and website. She complied, but... Read more »
Have you filed for copyright protection for the image? If so, it's likely that an attorney would assist you for a portion of any money recovered from the person infringing. Filing for copyright protection for a single work of visual art is $35, it's $55 to file for multiple works. Determine who...Read more »
Payment of taxes does not entitle the person paying to any special rights in the property ( except perhaps a right to be reimbursed for paying those taxes). I would be very happy if you would pay my taxes, so feel free to do so if you want- but by doing so you are just making a gift. Tennessee has...Read more »
Looking for advice. Husband had an idea, he developed it at home with my input. He shared with his employer as only way he knew to try to patent it. He thought they would share if profitable. They submitted application and made him assign 100% ownership to them even though he told them I was... Read more »
You do not have to register your work for this purpose.
You only have to register your work before instituting an action for infringement. Since a cease-and-desist letter only threatens a civil lawsuit if the recipient continues the undesired activity, technically it does not constitute an...Read more »
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