It is really impossible for any attorney to provide a comprehensive response without knowing what the name is. The state will literally let you register just about any name if no one else is using it. Trademark though is much harder to provide an answer, though if your search via TESS found...Read more »
If I put a logo, say "Fender" on a "look alike" for personal use only, am I breaking the law? I know if I try to sell it as a genuine "Fender" I would be guilty of fraud. But where is the line between personal use and fraud?
The thing is, my guess is you want it on there so that when people see you play they think it is a Fender. But its not. So, when you say it is for personal use, I am a bit skeptical if that is entirely accurate.
Otherwise, I would venture that even by just putting it on there, there could...Read more »
I am a graphic artist and sell my creations on Etsy. I display them with watermarks on the images and remove them when purchase is made. I recently became aware that they are selling bottles with my images (along with the watermarks) as labels on the bottles for as long as the last 3 years. The... Read more »
I was forced to perform work for a former classmate during university. The latter did this by means of death threats and other blackmail acts. I complied and authored the said person's final year project for her. The person has since passed this work off as hers and has used it for commercial... Read more »
I have a concern about a copyright laws. So I was designing my art for my Graphic Tee when I realized that I may have been violated a copyright grounds. What I drew is a Maleficent's crown with a quotes from the movie 'Maleficent'. So I was wondering did I violate any copyright... Read more »
First, it would likely not be fair use as it appears you are looking to perhaps sell copies of your work. Without seeing your work and what the original looks like it would be difficult to tell if you were or were not infringing.
Watching itself does not constitute copyright infringement. Using a reference to a colleague who previous used this example, you are not infringing copyright by watching a band perform cover songs on stage.
However, copyright infringement in the United States is a strict liability offense....Read more »
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