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Q: Are there copyright laws around making video tutorials about how to use Microsoft office? I can't find any info on it
Mr. Ilya Libenzon
Mr. Ilya Libenzon answered on Feb 26, 2014

When you create a video tutorial, you will get a copyright protection immediately upon creation of the work; you can register it with a copyright office.

One thing that you should be careful about is using the Microsoft or Microsoft office trademarks when advertising your services or...
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Q: How can i copyright my stage name?
Mr. Ilya Libenzon
Mr. Ilya Libenzon answered on Feb 26, 2014

You can federally register a trademark for your stage name in connection with services and/or products that you provide/offer. You can contact me for a free consultation with regard to trademarking your stage name.

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Q: I want to trademark a name. Can I do that online cheaply rather than get a lawyer to do it? I am a small company.
Mr. Ilya Libenzon
Mr. Ilya Libenzon answered on Jul 26, 2011

You can apply on-line, but I would recommend conducting a trademark search/risk assessment by looking for identical marks on USPTO or trademark.com sites, I would search for both federal and state registered marks, and also I would look for those marks that could potentially create a likelihood of... Read more »

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Q: The company i work for is in middle of copyright infringement issue. A picture of my place of employ, from 4 + mnths

Ago shows the item in question. However the company suing mine says its from last week. The owner was mad and threaten to fire myself and direct supervisor, however once i saw picture i knew it was older. i can prove this but i fear i will be clollateral damge, to fire me as a form of good faith.... Read more »

Mr. Ilya Libenzon
Mr. Ilya Libenzon answered on Jul 26, 2011

I would recommend consulting with an employment attorney. At the very least, please explain your situation in more detail, because from your question it is not quite clear what the issue is.

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