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Q: Registering copyright on sound recordings with multiple performers?

I will be registering several musical compositions of which I am the sole author, along with several sound recordings of those compositions. Because I am the sole author of the compositions, I will hold the exclusive copyright on the compositions themselves.

I am the producer and performer... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Feb 18, 2022

The sound recordings are "works for hire" whose copyright you own by virtue of your having engaged the performers, and you can register the copyrights in those recordings. In the application to register them you will indicate that the contributions of the performers were for hire. The... Read more »

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Q: I designed a pair of Vans shoes and they let me put my logo and company name on them. can I resell them as a collab
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Nov 12, 2021

If they allowed you to do anything to them you should contact them and review the agreement with your attorney.

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Q: If I make a t-shirt with the a famous person's name for myself not to sell am I breaking the copyright law
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Aug 2, 2021

You probably are but maybe your risk is low

Consult with an attorney to analyze your case better

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Mexico on
Q: Hello, I would like to file a patent, I did some searches and only came to this page as the main conclusion.

I have a logo that’s placed on shoe that I would like to patent

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Aug 2, 2021

You are confused. You probably need to file for a trademark. Consult with an attorney.

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Q: I'm a musician and want to name my album "Sith" but Lucasfilm has the word trademarked, can I still name it that?
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
answered on Mar 24, 2021

Trademarks can be registered in a number of different "classes" based on their use. You should probably hire an attorney to help you examine which classes LucasFilm has its mark registered in to see if it would conflict with your channel of commerce in music. Ultimately, if there is no... Read more »

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Q: I sell rustic wood pallets. If someone tells me to carve the dallas cowboys logo on one is it copyright infringing?
Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick
answered on Dec 15, 2019

Since you're selling these for profits and not using them for personal use, you might get into trouble for trademark and possibly copyright infringement without the appropriate licenses and permissions from the trademark owner.

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Q: Copyright questions about a product we sell: In violation or not? Fight false DMCA requests.

Hello,

We sell a product that is similar to a competitors. It is the same shape and style but our products each have a unique logo. The shape and style are derived from a Ford product (without violating any copyrights). The competitor is filing DMCA claims in a harassing manner in order to... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
answered on Oct 7, 2017

An attorney would need to review the two products to determine determine if one product infringes the other. You may have a defense. Often items that have a useful function are not protected by copyright, and if they are, only a limited aspect of the design is covered. An attorney would have to... Read more »

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Q: I have an ecommerce website and I copied the descriptions from another competitors site. They are now threatening to sue

Do they have a case?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on May 3, 2017

Without more details about your case, all I can say is that using someone's literary works without their permission can be the basis for a copyright infringement lawsuit.

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