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Q: What can I do someone took my words and put them into YouTube videos but they are my words

There has been music playing on YouTube and it has my words in them.what can I do to get the money that was made . Also merkules he wrote and slandered my name in his music videos.. also there was a man named Cody in his stompdown video that I worked with at McDonald's in Lewisburg wv .

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jul 14, 2021

It depends and you need to invest in an attorney to figure out your options and rights.

How many words? how unique are those words? is it a whole song?

did you copyright it?

all these things have a weight on the property of the creation.

4 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for West Virginia on
Q: Received a refusal of Trademark due to 'likelihood of confusion with other mark". Can we fight this response?

We requested a trademark last year and received a refusal because our name has a similar acronym "BRI" with a company in Texas. There were other issues with class but seem to be minor at best. Trying to find out if we should attempt to respond to this issue or abandon the request.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Mar 12, 2021

Answering will cost you over $1,000 and can get bigger

IF you have not done much with the brand, maybe a new one is best

Make sure you have an attorney do the checks for availability for you

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for West Virginia on
Q: Can a company use my image in videos promoting their business without my consent?

A wrestling promotion is using my image from when I worked with them in a video promoting a wrestler trying to gain more customers to their next show. I never gave consent or signed paperwork saying they could do that

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 16, 2018

That is copyright infringement you need to speak to an intellectual property lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for West Virginia on
Q: Who owns the copyright to a biography I have hired an author to write about me?

I, or my wife if I pass before the work is done, has to approve the contents of the biography before publication. In the original contract, which was quite vague, I owned the work. The author is saying the original contract is so vague that it is her intellectual property that she owns. The... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 27, 2015

If you have paid someone to write a biography, you certainly have enough money to pay an attorney for advice concerning this matter, as opposed for seeking free advice, which simply isn't worth very much. It should all be set out in a contract, and you are going to employ an attorney to draft... Read more »

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