The paintings contain nothing copyrighted or trademarked, I have not registered them. They are too numerous to afford to do so. The other person lives too far for both of us to meet to sign a document together. And I have no requirements of them. I simply wish to give the copyright away to... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2023
To transfer copyright ownership to another individual, a written agreement or document is typically necessary. This agreement should clearly state the transfer of ownership, including the scope and duration of the transfer, and should be signed by both parties. While it is possible to create such... Read more »
I want to create a cookbook/blog with Pinterest recipes stating where I found the original I used but talk about how my version turned out while sharing the recipe. is that legal or copyrighted? I plan to take my own photos of my attempts to make the dish, the ingredients (if I change it when I... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Your use of previously published recipes does not infringe the copyright in them, as it is "fair use" under the law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder for purposes such as criticism, parody, news reporting, research and... Read more »
What are the rules regarding using a copyrighted name for small business commerical use? I'd like to be able to put albums, song names, or use images from movies on clothing items - obviously with an original twist of my own, but I'd like to stay in business, too.
answered on Oct 12, 2022
These are sort of complicated and not so easy to answer questions which would require more details from your side so we can provide you more case specific answers.
In general - you can not use copyrighted logos, names, designs and so on without the consent of the copyright owner in... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2022
Generally speaking, the photos you take are your own property, and can be protected by copyright. This means, as your property (IP), you can use it as you like. Some buildings can be subject to architectural copyright protection, but being a federal building (taxpayer funded), I would feel... Read more »
I am the founder and president of a non-profit organization, registered in Missouri since 2019. A former board member has stolen the intellectual property of the organization and is using the organization's name for personal use. They have removed my access to the domain name in the... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2022
The devil is going to be in the details on this, and there are probably dozens of follow-up questions that a nonprofit attorney (which I am) or an intellectual property attorney (which I am not) would ask you. But here are some thoughts.
This type of situation often arises when two or more... Read more »
answered on May 14, 2021
Depends on where you are getting the figures from and how old they are.
Consult with an attorney.
I want to make my own cards for people to support their loved ones who are coming out as part of the LGBT community. However, other people are already doing that. Since that idea is so specific and unusual, could someone copyright that type of card? Or can anyone make any type of card as long as... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2020
The second. You can not protect the concept. You can only protect the content, its substance and look and feel. So you can protect the combination of words, in a specific style, graphics, artistic elements.
They need to be unique.
Consult with an attorney.
answered on Dec 15, 2020
you always run some risk.
you should consult an attorney.
just because it is sold through Amazon does not mean it is a properly licensed product and that you can resell them
answered on Nov 13, 2020
Hi, it looks like you posted this in the Copyright section, but you are looking for information about a Patent. I would suggest re-posting in the Patent section for better answers. You will need a licensed patent attorney to help in your situation.
I am a new entrepreneur with a Bachelors Degree in grapic design looking to start a new company. I will use the moniker High AF where the current owner has not used that moniker. As i understand it is owned by a make-up company that does not use that moniker currently or ever to my knowledge. I am... Read more »
answered on Aug 27, 2020
I’d be happy to discuss this on a call. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to chat.
I am looking to write a musical and I would love to write a musical based on the cartoon Danny Phantom. I noticed that there is a trademark on Danny Phantom. So I was curious if I could use the name Danny Phantom and attach Musical to it, while also using the likeliness of characters in the... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2020
The biggest thing that you have to worry about is probably copyright because you would be making a derivative work by making a musical. Viacom has the registration for the show, and when you adapt and derive content from one medium into another, you need a license from the respective owner(s).... Read more »
I own a small two-person photography / videography business. One of my clients is a car dealership that has the brands Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. I’ve taken photographs weekly for them for years and am looking to see if I can legally sell prints of these vehicles. I’m afraid... Read more »
answered on May 27, 2020
Interesting question. The situation you describe has copyright and trademark implications. Because the cars have insignias and other marks on them, in addition to their overall look, the trademark owners likely would not like the public to think they authorized you to take the photos. Similarly,... Read more »
answered on Apr 22, 2020
Once you "fix" a work, meaning making it perceivable by others, the rights of copyright immediately attach. So that part is covered. But in order to ease enforcement of those rights, it is wise to register the copyright with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office's website... Read more »
Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2019
Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=103116 and your... Read more »
answered on Mar 13, 2019
You are probably referring to registering a trademark in the USA.
The government fees vary from $225 to over $300
Attorney fees should run from $1,000 to $1,500
That should include a number of searches to identify potential conflicts, advise in how to minimize conflicts, the... Read more »
This name was used back in the 60s & 70s it had a show the same name. Could I go and trade mark and copy right the name now if know one owns it? Thanks
answered on Feb 27, 2018
You may be able to register the name as a trademark if it is not being used by anyone else for a similar business. A trademark attorney can help you determine if anyone else has trademark rights that may conflict with your ability to register the name as a trademark.
I am an artist wishing to sell posters with quotes from Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations". However, I would like to use the wording from a translation published in 2003. Is it legal for me to do this without compensating the publisher or translator?
answered on Feb 25, 2017
There are two issues here: (1) derivative work of something in the public domain, and (2) whether a short phrase or quote is even subject to copyright protection.
(1) If an original work enters the public domain, this does not cover derivative or subsequent works based on that original... Read more »
answered on Dec 20, 2010
Yes, you need an attorney. The laws regarding piracy are very much in favor of the owner of the intellectual property rights. Moreover, in most piracy cases, if you are found liable, you can be obligated to pay the attorneys fees of the IP owner, which can easily run into tens of thousands of... Read more »
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