You need to proceed cautiously, especially if the people you write about are alive. Famous people have the Right of Publicity, meaning the right to exploit their own fame. Definitely work with an attorney before you publish your book.
I have a product which was invented by some person many years ago, but wasn't patented. So, now many people sold this product too. But one company modified one detail of the product, and because they couldn't patent this as invention, many sellers, include me, also was selling this... Read more »
If company 2 trademark is not registered with state or USPTO then you’re likely out of luck because the marks practically need to be identical. If it is registered then it obviously bodes well for co2. With that being said, there are a lot of grey areas in the law and speaking with an attorney...Read more »
Hi, I have a Facebook page where I upload modified videos from a certain Youtuber. The original videos are very long, and I edit them extensively. The kind of edits I do are taking only certain interesting clips from them then adding music, sound effects, images, and texts. The result is usually a... Read more »
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 »
I brought my father to living in New Jersey 3 years ago because of his declining health. My father never put the property under my name because he was always to ill to go back to PR. My father is now in a nursing home and we don't know what to do about the property. We don't want to lose... Read more »
hit a cyclist stopped my car and checked he was ok. He was fine just complained bike was damaged. No police called I didn’t make any police report. I now received a hit and run letter from a lawyer claiming property damage. What do I do. The cyclist came out in front of me on a roundabout.
If charged by the police get yourself a good Criminal lawyer you will be facing loss of your license and jail time. If not charged but just received a letter from a lawyer notify your insurance company and if you didn't have insurance or enough insurance hire your own lawyer to defend the case.
I realized there is a business with a similar name as me. (They had it first). If I amend my business name to add “services” at the end will this suffice? Or is there still room for a cease and desist letter to be sent to me?
A company was infringing on my registered trademark and I reported it to the marketplace they were using. All of their items were removed (including items not related to my TM). They have emailed and called requesting that I rescind my complaint so that they can begin selling the non-infringing... Read more »
Working with a non-sponsor brand to create content that includes athlete image and stats, and then the graphic will have in association with. Was wondering if there was an issue here. What if the image of the athlete is in art form?
Longer answer: There are several issues that need to be carefully evaluated in your situation. First is the right of publicity. The second is potential copyright implications both for the photos and any stylized/artistic rendering of a person. Trademark...Read more »
Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients... Copyright protection may, however, extend to "substantial literary expression"—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes,...Read more »
My ex had judgments against him that i was unaware of when we divorced. Now I have 2 homes that I thought have equity in them based off of the mortgages but I can't refi or get any equity out with the judgements attached. What can be done. I was awarded both properties in the divorce..
Only a mortgage foreclosure defense and matrimonial attorney has the expertise to prevent you from having more problems than you can possibly imagine. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in-person consultation. You need to retain the...Read more »
As an Inventor in 2006, I have prepared and signed 2 patent applications. The company was assignee, because I signed those papers to transfer my rights for Intellectual property to the company. One Patent number: 8712809 was granted in 2014, 5 years since I left the company.
I intend to sell usb c hub devices on amazon. I see bunch of sellers there but i was wondering if there are any patents that could pose legal issues if i decide to sell this type of products:... Read more »
If you have violated another person's intellectual property rights, by making the devices that you are selling, yes you can be in violation of criminal laws, and subject to very harsh financial penalties (under civil aspects of patent violation or copyright laws) and possible jail time....Read more »
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