You need to find out if someone else is using it. The Navy PX is called NEX and would have at least a service mark if not a trademark. There would be a problem if a Court found there was confusion. So I think unless you get their permission that isn't likely but I would suggest you contact a...Read more »
I've been asked to take down a product on my art shop that is listed as "The Boston Marathon" apparently that text or logo is trademarked by the baa. I do not use any of their logos or trademarks on my product, just describe the product as the Boston Marathon. Am I still infringing on their... Read more »
Many vendors in Pittsburgh sell merchandise with this logo. My listing was removed by Etsy after notice of intellectual property infringement from NFL Properties, LLC. This logo can be looked up on Google as "Pittsburgh Combined Team Logo". The only portion of the Pittsburgh Steelers logo is the 3... Read more »
I have been a huge fan of ww1 and ww2 engineering and designs. I love to use military items to create totally new designs that celebrate a famous ship or a plane for example. I also create fictional stories within the ww1/2 era by using famous planes and cars in scenes (like artist James Dietz does... Read more »
As long as you aren't lifting the entire image and photo reproducing it no. You may paint a subject already painted--many art students do this. I'm not seeing the concern. If you are painting an aircraft shown in a photo it's not a copyright violation. I believe you may be over thinking this but...Read more »
It depends on who owns the copyright to the pictute, you or your former employer. Here is a resource from the copyright office that explains works made for hire: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ30.pdf
It depends on several factors, such as the goods and services associated with the other mark, what is claimed in the application, how long the mark has been in use, among others. An attorney would need to review all the facts to answer this question.
I am creating a presentation to do at a conference to teachers. It deals with self esteem and the music is from the Greatest Showman. There will be some students dancing to some portions of the music from the show. I will also be doing a traditional lecture on self esteem between parts of the... Read more »
This is for a history course we are publishing. As part of the course, schools will purchase a number of trade books. The classroom PowerPoint will include images from those books. The schools will own a print copy of any such books already; do we need to pursue permissions for placing the images... Read more »
I was answering someone's question and to make my point used a quote from Billy Graham that is posted on the Billy Graham public website. I copied and pasted what he said, put it between quotes and credited him before and after the quote. It wasn't until I posted it that it occurred to me I may... Read more »
The product is a dumbbell fitness bracelet that has the words "Live","Lift" on the bracelet. The notice is coming a company that sell similar bracelets that h that has the words "Fit", "Life" on it. The bracelets are very similar but clearly different based on the text. Is this truly copyrighted... Read more »
An attorney would need to review the two products to answer this question. From what you have described, it seems unlikely that your bracelet would infringe a copyright for the other bracelet. While jewelry is protected by copyright, the rights are not so broad as to cover entire design concepts....Read more »
My school was named Philadelphia University but we recently merged with another college and are now named Jefferson. Would I be able to print the old name and logo (Philadelphia University) on shirts and sell them?
You can find out if someone owns a live trademark on "Philadelphia University" by searching the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Electronic Search System. Pennsylvania also has a state trademark registration system, so search there also. If someone owns the trademark, contact...Read more »
I want to make cover photos and profile pictures for my friends on FB using a few kits I bought online that sort of resemble disney characters, I contacted disney and they told me to contact an attorney/lawyer to see if my proposed use may run afoul of any laws. I have examples of what I want to do... Read more »
you may have a claim regardless of copywrite based on the contract. But you really should have an artists rights/copywright attorney look over your paperwork. Quantum meruit, unjust enrichment are other possibilities. Don't count on attorneys fees.Within the discretion of the court. Get a...Read more »
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