John Espinosa's answer This is a very complex and specific question that cannot be fully addressed on here. As a starting point, this government resource explains the basics of copyright and trademark in the music industry:
Benton R Patterson III's answer Possibly, depending on the concept. Some original concepts from a show can be protected by copyright. However, copyright does not protect age old concepts that exist in many stories (for example, a group of people of different backgrounds share an apartment or contestants are evaluated by a panel of judges).
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer Not likely a copyright infringement, but quite possibly an infringement of those companies' trademarks. More importantly, I imagine those trademarks would qualify as famous marks and likely registered with the U.S. Trademark Office. I think your venture carries some significant legal risks.
Jason Brooks' answer This production company is owned by the comedian, Larry the Cable Guy who has trademarked the phrase "Git-R-Done" in a variety of different classes. If they happen to own the trademark in the class which would include limo/shuttle services, then they have a right to demand you cease and desist use of the phrase in connection with your business, as it creates confusion with their mark. With that said, if they don't own trademark rights in this class, you have reasonable justification of use if...
Benton R Patterson III's answer Registering a business name is a different process involving different rules from registering a trademark. Generally, there are minimal requirements for registering a business name. Often, even if the names are very similar, you can register a business name in Texas. However, the fact that you can register a business name does not mean that the name does not infringe on another company's trademark. Trademark infringement is a more complex question. An attorney would need to know more about...
Benton R Patterson III's answer Possibly. An attorney would need to review the contract and other documents between you and the television show company to answer this question. Most television production companies will include a clause permitting them to use the content.
Benton R Patterson III's answer There is a small body of case law on mimicking a famous person's voice (usually a singer's voice in advertisements) surrounding that person's right to publicity that could be used as a basis to claim legal rights in the sound of one's voice with respect to speech synthesis.
Benton R Patterson III's answer It sounds like it may not be fair use because you are making a parody of the Karate Kid movie, not a parody of the song. Although, an attorney would need to review the entire video and understand the context to give a confident answer.
Will Blackton's answer Contact the video game company and tell them about the infringement if it's bothering you. It's up to the rights holder (video game company) to pursue copyright infringement claims.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Most likely, you can sell the products. Generally, you are free to resell what you rightfully purchased. There is a possibility that one of the brands may have brand use guidelines that restrict how you can market their products. An attorney would need to know more to give a certain answer to this question.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Adding ".com" to an otherwise generic description would not make the trademark viable. The ".com" is generally disregarded by trademark examiners. Neither an LLC nor a domain registration provides trademark rights. Someone else could register the same name as an LLC in a different state or do business under the same name. It may be best to develop another aspect of your branding as a trademark, such as a design, logo, phrase, or product/service name rather than the name of the business...
Will Blackton's answer You could engage an attorney specializing in trademark law or an online trademark search firm to conduct a trademark search. A thorough search is the first step to a successful trademark application.
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