If you're merely trying to protect the design on the shirt, then you'll want to register it for copyright with the US Copyright office. If however, the design is actually the name of your brand, then you'll want to register that brand name for trademark.
DaVINCI EDITRICE S.R.L., VS. ZIKO GAMES, LLC, et al., in CIVIL ACTION NO. H-13-3415 cited a card game's mechanics aren't protected, I'm looking - quite literally - to copy a card game (as the defendant in the cited case) that is no longer in production by reskinning the game and removing protected... Read more »
It isn't clear what the question is, but if you're wondering what you should do as a result of experiencing back pain after an accident, a first step could be to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina. Many give free initial consultations. Based on how the accident took place and how your...Read more »
Creating a website that creates profit, however, I want to know if I'm able to use song titles without any of their physical content (for example without their lyrics or digital media). I only need the titles.
My photograph will only be viewed by the illustrator so they are able to create their own artwork based off the image and then sell their artwork, so I'm not sure if I would charge a licensing fee (and how to go about configuring that) or charge royalty fees. I'm having trouble configuring how to... Read more »
As the creator of the work, and therefore the owner of the copyright (assuming you have not otherwise transferred the copyright or made the work as a work-for-hire), you have the exclusive right, among other rights, to create derivative works. An illustrator who creates illustrations from your...Read more »
They are just old ad posters that were stapled to telephone poles and buildings every week promoting the show and then torn down and replaced. The old ones were thrown in the trash. The company that printed them has been out of business for over 40 years. Do I need permission to make some copies of... Read more »
If you want to avoid any legal liability for copyright infringement, yes - you need permission to reproduce those posters. The printing company is probably not the party that needs to grant permission, unless they also created the posters. The artist who created the posters, assuming the artist...Read more »
This website and web service would allow users to upload their screenshots from video games and share it with their friends. There is more to it, but as far as legal, would it be copyright or other IP conflicts if users screenshot their own in-game experience and upload it to the site and share it.... Read more »
If you're going to allow users to post potentially infringing material, you should become familiar with the DMCA takedown process and register a DMCA takedown agent with the U.S. Copyright Office. Qualifying for the DMCA safe harbor would shift the concerns of copyright infringement from you to...Read more »
My teaching materials are my original ideas & design using concepts from a research group who shared them freely. My former partner is angry that I took his name & company name off my materials when we broke up. I re-named everything I created and credited him where he actually made a... Read more »
Creative works receive copyright protection from the moment they are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. "Sending yourself materials through the mail to get copyright protection" is a myth that does not affect your copyright protection at all. Creative works receive more robust protections...Read more »
I live in NC, the website is maintained in FL. A falling out led to removal of work. I want to ensure copyright to my own writing and prevent further use of it on the site in the future, but do not know if I have ownership of copyright due to the nature of the "publishing"/posting on the internet... Read more »
Works are copyrighted to producer of the work. So in this case, the removed work is still under your copyright. However, one has to look for two issues which might have transferred the copyright. If you perform a "work-for-hire" for a company, another person, etc. then although you have the...Read more »
I have had people who have stolen apps without permission, who have then sold my apps (properties) without my permission. I need a lawyer to represent me as retaliate as well as when I contact big name tech companies concerning offers. I need representation to help me draft contracts as well as... Read more »
There are several attorneys listed on the Justia directory who would be able to help you. You should look for North Carolina attorneys with experience with copyright law, business transactions (licensing agreement and business entity formation), and civil litigation. You should contact 2-3...Read more »
I'm looking to start a clothing/skateboarding company. I came up with the name of "Scythe" , or maby "Scythe Skateboards". But I looked online and found that there's a musical band called "SCYTHE", apparently they trademarked it like a year or 2 ago. But I in no way had the intention to copy they... Read more »
I always sourced the pictures but I just learned that might not be enough to keep me from getting sued. Do you have any suggestions? I haven't received any complaints that I know of and the sites never cotancted me. The blogs are now deleted and I never made any money off the pictures. Should I... Read more »
I do not know what you mean by a "retraction" but you did violate the rights of the owners of the "Wonder Woman" rights.
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