I want to have a blog that compares and contrasts celebrities, sports teams, musicians etc. I also want to ask readers who is better than who. For example: who would you rather have lunch with, Michael Jordon or Labron James? I want to be able to include images but cannot afford to pay for rights... Read more »
I'm a 20-year old male in the state of Nevada looking for work online. I've applied to an online AI-research company and have gotten a request for my first job. In the agreement attached, there is a few things I'm wary of before signing. It may just be paranoia, but I would like to maintain my... Read more »
I think that the assignment of all IP rights forever has to do with assigning all the rights that you produce for the company while you are engaged in an assignment for them. It does not extend to IP rights that you generate during your lifetime after the engagement ended.
I work at a non-profit museum and we have a physical copy of a photograph from 1967 originally done by United Press International in 1967. The copy we have is actually from UPI and has their stamp on the back. CORBIS bought the pre-1991 UPI images that were physically housed in UPI's archives in... Read more »
I have come up with an idea. In four (4) years of research, I have found that this product/item does not exist. I do not want this idea stolen. Before I seek financing, how may I patent this idea inexpensively? I have made the 'poor man's patent' and sent the idea to myself via the USPS. This... Read more »
Congratulations on coming up with a new product. I hope that it is a success.
You are also absolutely correct that you need to safeguard your idea. Among the documents that your investors will want to see prior to giving you money, is a patent application. If you do not have IP secured,...Read more »
Say I publish a story to an anthology work like the magazine Asimov's, and it takes place in a fictional world populated by a cast of specific characters. Does this submission give them rights to the specific story or work only, or does it also give them rights to the characters that appear in the... Read more »
Copyright applies to the "work" -- the story -- not ideas. Characters can be protected by trademarks, like Mickey Mouse. Unless you give away your rights to the characters, the magazine cannot use them without your permission in another story or any publication simply as a result of owning the...Read more »
Slogan idea, some copyright or trade mark on a slogan base there is so many slogan on a t-shirt, what to do copyS/tradeS. I like to know is their any legal rules on copyrightS or trademarkS base on the slogan on t-shirts & accessories, and what to do from here, is their regulation rules and legal... Read more »
You can register your slogan as a trademark if you use it to identify your goods (t-shirts, etc) to distinguish your product from those manufactured and sold by others.
In regard to copyrighting your slogans, words and short phrases, such as names, titles, and slogans, familiar symbols, etc...Read more »
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