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Q: I was just wondering how to oppose someone trying to trademark a common phrase. Thank you!

Someone is trying to trademark a common phrase people use in crafting children's clothing. Is there any way to contest this from happening?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 7, 2015

You have not said what it is you are actually talking about. Start by learning about trademarks. You can learn a lot about them on the internet.

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Q: Copyright infringement question

I make custom pieces of art work for paying clients using the picture that they provide. Can I legally use the pieces that I make with their picture on them on my website. The pictures are only to showcase my work and I don't resell or recreate the piece to sell to anyone else.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 3, 2015

Have the customers sign a contract which states that you can use what you produce on your website.

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Q: How do I find case results for patent infrigement cases in Virginia?
Paul Overhauser
Paul Overhauser answered on Dec 17, 2010

Try going here: http://dockets.justia.com/

Select Virgina for the jurisdiction and patent (under intellectual property) for the case "Type." This will show you patent cases that have been filed. Then get a PACER account, and look at the docket reports for various...
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