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I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed
I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed based off of trademarked logos. For example superman style "S" in 7 different pieces but when they are placed in a specific order look like the superman "S". Is this violating any laws or is it acceptable?
I am an author and illustrator currently preparing to launch
Hello,My name is***** am an author and illustrator currently preparing to launch a major Kickstarter campaign for my new artbook.The book is an illustrated unofficial guide to famous aliens from popular science-fiction literature, films, and television. Each of these characters has a full-color illustration that details and highlights distinctive characteristics as well as explaining their fictional anatomy. Characters like E.T. , Alf, and the Alien are included and deconstructed.The book uses entirely original materials and assets, but because it is centered around characters that I don't own the rights to I'm concerned about its legality. I would like to ensure that this work falls into the nebulous category of fair use before I launch this major project.Does my work constitute fair use? Is there a risk of legal action if I proceed with the project? What can I do to reduce this risk?Here is a sample of the original art work-https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k54t8q7dzw9qm3t/AAAd0RJccnj2zXkzP_xGKUvza?dl=0Chris
I am trying to get a copyright cookbook, which contains
I am trying to get a copyright for a cookbook, which contains numerous recipes, but also stories and general cooking techniques. My research suggests that recipes cannot get a copyright, but the collection (organization and selection) can, as well as the original work I added. The question is: can I use the Single application to get this copyright since it is a single compilation of non-copyrightable materials, or do I need to do the Standard application because each recipe is a different work (even though none of them can obtain a copyright).
Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3
Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3 pages of the copyright notice, author and other identifying information and making 100 copies of the instructional book/ authors images that is part of Plaintiff's proprietary pet grooming instructional program she licenses to schools under her companies federally registered trademarked name and being the title of book defendant sold to student's who purchased book as part of a tool kit to attend pet grooming class sold to them using Plaintiffs trademark and website content even after defendant was notified to stop, the prior being factual, if statutory damages are sought in a Texas federal court will award for copyright be, a. 1 damage award up to $150,000 no matter how many books were sold or copied? B. Any separate fine for CMI removal? B. Any fine for damaging author? C. Can Plaintiff seek damage award of defendants profits from trademark infringement?I know this is alot and don't expect a document to file with court, could you tell me if statutory damages where sought in a case like this the award will usually somewhere south of $150,000?
My late husband was an artist. In the late eighties sold
My late husband was an artist. In the late eighties sold four sketches to a friend for two hundred dollars.It was a handshake agreement. He said she could use them in her science fiction book if she gave him credit. Fast forward to now. She never wrote or published the book. An artist friend says since she did not publish, I am the heir and own the copyright. I asked her if she would make copies of them and give me the originals. I told her she could retain the rights to them. she says agreed and said she would give them to me. She said she could not make copies. I told her if she was not willing to give the originals. I did not want to see them. She brought them out unexpectedly when I was at her house. He developed the characters. He wrote their attributes around the sketch. She can not make out what he wrote I can. She is not preserving them. They were in her basement. Do I own the copy write, the images, the concept or none of it?
Simon & Schuster, Inc. has granted me a reversion of
Simon & Schuster, Inc. has granted me a reversion of right for a picture book I coauthored with one of its imprints, Atheneum Books for nYoung Readers. Does this mean I now have the rights to re-publish the book with, say, a new title, but with the same story and the same co-author? Does the reversion allow for use of the same illustrations or must new illustrations be rendered? Thank you for the assistance. Anthony
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I'm trying to make a shelf for kids out of wood that looks like puzzle. Problem is Company called KidKraft has something really similar to my design and I found some Copyright but I don't see anything that's shows what is it protecting.Here is the Copyright info:Type of Work: Visual MaterialRegistration Number / Date: VA0001841256 / 2012-10-10Application Title: Puzzle Bookshelf & Packaging #14400.Title: Puzzle Bookshelf & Packaging #14400.Description: Electronic file (eService)Copyright Claimant: KidKraft, LP. Address:***** Dallas, TX, 75244, United States.Date of Creation: 2001Date of Publication: 2001-10-01Nation of First Publication: United StatesAuthorship on Application: KidKraft, LP, employer for hire; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: photograph(s), 2-D artwork, sculpture.Rights and Permissions: Gretchen Van Tassel, KidKraft, LP,***** Dallas, TX, 75244, United States,(###) ###-####***@******.***Names: KidKraft, LPCan I still make it ?Here is link to their website. My product is almost similar, with different shape of the puzzle different wood and construction.https://www.kidkraft.com/puzzle-book-shelf-primary-14400.htmlAny suggestions?Thank youMike