Usually, in the sale of a business, the sale agreement includes the goodwill of the business and its name. Your rights in the name will depend on what the agreement says as to ownership of the name. If, in fact, you did not sell the name, then your rights are dependent on how you are currently...Read more »
One of the method that is teached is a Unquie method of remarketing. There is a paid program out there that teaches a simailr version of this as well, as well as information online about it. I have used some of this work as inspiration, and created a similar strategy in my own words, but the end... Read more »
It seems your teaching/coaching methodology may be protected by copyright and/or patent protection. Copyright law protects original works of authorship; caveat is it need to be in a tangible form like videos or books. There is not enough information here to say yes or no. If the paid program that...Read more »
Sounds like you've got a collections matter on your hands, with claims for breach of contract, and also copyright infringement. In most cases, a legal demand letter does the trick. If it doesn't you either have to let it go, or file a lawsuit (either in small claims or civil court). I...Read more »
I created a piece of artwork for an employer a while back. It's an illustration of the lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven". I realize it's probably copywritten and extremely protected. I have an image of the artwork online and get requests to buy it often. I'd like to make... Read more »
I was watching the episode about my favorite group and was completely surprised when they flashed a picture I took at the Beacon Theater NYC in 1974. I emailed AXS CEO and was told it was licensed through the production company they use. Do they owe me anything? I've never signed any releases.
If you can prove that the picture they used is actually yours, and that you never granted any license, then you may have rights. However, issues to consider are what terms you agreed to (hidden in the fine print) when you purchased your ticket -- often times, a venue will try to establish...Read more »
An attorney is seeking damages for their client regarding a copyright infringement related to a specific photo on a website that I own and I own the domain name as well. I charge my client a fee to use my website with their business name on it. Is my client liable even though they do not own the... Read more »
Most likely you are both liable. Although, you may also have a claim against your client to reimburse you for your liability to owner of the photograph. An intellectual property attorney would need to review all the facts to know for sure.
Someone recorded me and posted a video of me naked online without my consent. I was under 18 in the video and I contacted the website numerous times to get it taken down and no one has done anything. What Can I do to get it taken down?
More information is needed to answer your question, when you say no one has done anything, who is no one (police, school parents etc) , where is it posted, what if any body parts were showing, these are all questions which are important to understand why nothing happened. Lastly sometimes if the...Read more »
Anyone can sue you, the question is can they win. In this case many pieces of information would need to be determined to tell if you would win or lose, including but not limited to when you started to use the name, when they started, date of trademark, was the name used continuously etc, etc. Get...Read more »
I want to re-sell unofficial BTS clothing. BTS (Bangtan Seonyeondan) is a Korean Boy band. They are owned by the Korean record label Big Hit Entertainment, the copyright holding company. Big Hit succesfully copyrighted "BTS" in the US in April. I'm not worried about trademark... Read more »
If they have a registered trademark in the US on the acronym for the band, selling t-shirts with that TM would be infringement. You should ask for a license since you indicate they do not sell merchandise. Whether a "reseller" or with a website disclaimer, the business you describe would...Read more »
I am in 50 50 LLC partnership with one more partner. We offer wedding videography and photography services. I record and edit videos and he records and edits photos. Videos can not be directly uploaded to the Facebook business page. It can be done via Administrators of the page. We both(our... Read more »
Violation of copyright law does not happen in a vacuum. If you're concerned that you'll violated copyright law by uploading video taken by your business partner, the simple fix is to ask your business partner for (written) permission to do this. Someone has to enforce their interest in...Read more »
I have a concept for a track and field league that I'm putting together with a unique format. Before I put it fully together I wanted to know if I could protect the idea so it can't be copied by others. It's a different system then a normal track meet .The events will be the same but... Read more »
I will not speak to patent protection, as that's outside of my practice area. Copyright law will protect the expression of your ideas or rules, that is, the creative organization of words used to write the rules, but not the underlying ideas or rules themselves. Trademark law will protect...Read more »
Google "cancer ribbon trademark suit Komen." Copyright law isn't really your concern here, trademark infringement is. The Komen Foundation has previously sued other nonprofits for trademark infringement regarding their pink cancer ribbon.
Federal copyright law preempts all state copyright law (so long as the state law protects rights equivalent to the exclusive rights protected by federal copyright law). That means if there is a federal copyright law applicable to a given situation, it doesn't matter if there is also a state...Read more »
i was detained 4 years ago on my way back from canada to the usa, and i had a little bit of marijuana in my bag, officers found it and i was detained for about 1 to 2 hours then they let me go saying that the amount wasn't enough to get me arrested, my question; will i be deported if i applied... Read more »
Your past can have an adverse effect on the possibility of becoming a citizen. There are 3 main consequences of drug convictions for non-citizens, which include, deportation, denial of admissibility into the United States, and denial of citizenship. Drug related crimes are considered crimes of...Read more »
Check your local laws to see if they prohibit the state or the local government from holding copyrights. The Federal Government cannot get a copyright in its work, but this does not apply to state or local governments and the Federal Government can own copyrights that are assigned to it.
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