Peter N. Munsing's answer 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 if you have a specific concern why not ask a copyright lawyer.
John Espinosa's answer 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
Benton R Patterson III's answer 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.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If it's no charge then I believe if it's a limited use and no recording then you may use the music; if you are really concerned call the library of Congress copywright office.
Benton R Patterson III's answer 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. To infringe, your product would need to be nearly an exact replica. Based on your description, this is far from true. I recommend having an attorney prepare a response.
Benton R Patterson III's answer It depends on what line of business you are in and the scope of the other trademark. I recommend discussing your business plans with a trademark attorney in a confidential conference.
Will Blackton's answer 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 them and obtain a license for your intended use. If your search doesn't turn up anything, you should contact an attorney in your state to determine your legal liability for using the name and logo...
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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 consultation anyway, and ask then.
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