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Q: I would like to trade a phrase I guess it would be called

The phrase is ( The G.O.A.T.)

Sean Erin Serraguard
Sean Erin Serraguard answered on Jun 7, 2019

Though trademarks will depend on how you use the word or phrase, the answer is very likely no. There are numerous live marks which primarily rely on "Goat" and "G.O.A.T.", including marks which list only those words or acronyms respectively. Without doing a full search, it would be hard to know... Read more »

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Q: Why is a law firm able to appropriate a trademarked name, “Better Call Saul,” with “Better Phone Stone” slogan?

It’s a question for my business law paper. The firm’s ripped off slogan is service marked; even though the entities are non-competing, they are making commercial profits from it nonetheless from another’s trademarked name. Why is this legal?

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Mar 18, 2019

It sounds like you need to do your homework instead of seeking advice from a professional lawyer :) Here's a hint: look at the DuPont factors to determine whether two marks cause confusion in the marketplace. Good luck!

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Q: How do I go about getting trademark for a motorcycle riding club?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 30, 2018

You would do it exactly the same way like with any other trademark: you can file it yourself, or you can hire a trademark lawyer to do for you.

But two points that you need to be aware of:

(1) There are a number of MCs out there, and their marks and logos are often similar to each...
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Q: Can I post photos of celebrities, musicians, etc. on my own personal website if I'm deriving profit from the website?

I will be linking to ticketing websites where people can purchase tickets to the various events.

John Espinosa
John Espinosa answered on May 24, 2018

If you are using it to make money it is not a personal use but a commercial one. Don't use the photos without getting permission from the copyright holder.

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Q: A website copies our content 100%, as is, with no compensation to us. Where can we sue them?

We're based in an African country, but the offender is:

1. Registered in another African country - Mauritius

2. Operates in an altogether different African country - South Africa

3. Hosts their website in the UK

4. Has its parent/holding company registered in the... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Jul 5, 2017

It sounds like a very complex case, involving international copyright issues. You might consider asking yourself whether enforcement of your intellectual property rights will yield a net positive gain, because it sounds like a very expensive case to pursue legally, and may require a team of lawyers... Read more »

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Q: I started a video game news/blog site. Can I legally use screenshots and game images found online when writing on them?

In order to ask for permission and wait for an answer from each video game publisher, I would never actually be able to publish anything myself. I am wondering if it is ok to use images from games I find on company's social media sites, and elsewhere, when discussing or reporting on them, and if... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 21, 2017

To answer your question directly: No, it would not be legal to use screenshots and game images found online when writing for your video game news/blog site.

If you're going to repost screenshots of images created by video game publishers without their permission, you are opening up...
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Q: can I sell the notes I take on nonfiction books?

I take notes on nonfiction books. Friends usually want copies of the notes I take. If I start a business doing that? Is that legal or is it against some type of copyright law?

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 23, 2016

If it is your commentary on the books, and not copying the books, you should be fine.

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