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I own the Copy Rights to the *********************. But I

I own the Copy Rights to the *********************. But I was told I couldn't have a Trade Mark of ownership so I can work them . Now I received a magazine in the mail that has Shape as a tittle . an the Heart belongs to another person as will. So my question Why was I denied the right to patent back in 2014 for my Sketchy Hearts,witch is a two in one heart meaning it a plain heart -w- designs attached .an my Granite Shape Heart -w- designs, an my Veteran French Creek Heart -w- designs , witch the public have been taking pieces from each one an making other hearts with semul'er products . I started this project back in 92 going into 93 after I lost my daughter. I just don't think it fair I the founder of these Granite Hearts but am being told i can't claim them under a Trade Mark because a Trade Mark is different than a Copy Right. thank you Sandra ********** can reach me at *************

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I purchased a start-up eCommerce website/domain that sells

I purchased a start-up eCommerce website/domain that sells women's fashion, for purpose of this question I will call it "pinkplush". I later found out that there is an existing online women's clothing store called "inkplush". So our domain and brand name are only one letter off eachother. If you missed one letter in our domain name, you would be directed to their store instead. Although we both sell women's fashion, we do NOT have similar products and we do NOT have similar websites.On their website they have listed as LLC. But they have not trademarked their brand name. I am wondering if this could potentially place me at risk for "copyright infringement" or "confusing similarity"?

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I plan on registering a trademark soon and I have some

Hi, I plan on registering a trademark soon and I have some questions because there is another company with the same name with a trademark registered. Here's the link to their trademark: https://trademarks.justia.com/858/86/ai-athlete-inspired-85886726.htmlAs you will see they are mainly jewelry but they also listed clothing and hats in a sub category which is what I plan on registering under.My questions are: Since my logo has a Y shaped symbol standing on the words Athlete Inspired, will I still be able to register it? Or am I better off just trademarking my symbol without adding the words Athlete Inspired?

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When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? if

When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? For example if you use a product name in advertising like "Outfits that are Pinterest worthy" on a billboard do you have to get permission from Pinterest

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I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that

I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that someone wants to use in a propaganda youtube video against a 3rd party. The photo is registered with the US Copyright office and I have told the 3rd party not to use the photo. The 3rd party has now threatened me with a lawsuit for not letting him use the photo and I would like to know my rights and possibly sue him for using the photo without my permission.

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I sent three cease and desist letters to someone who is

I sent three cease and desist letters to someone who is violating my copyright by posting my copyrighted product online. In fact it says the terms of use in what they posted. The letter has been ignored. Now what?

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Kendell, I was just reading your thread from the gal who was

Hi Kendell,I was just reading your thread from the gal who was painting the "press for champagne" button on etsy. I too received a "cease and desist" letter from this same seller however, I make a similar framed button with "press for champagne." My frame is a different style, different color and different shape/size however, I do have the same "button" glued on and "press for champagne" written around the button (my writing is hand-painted, not typed.) do you think this constitutes infringement even with the differences I've listed? I can send pics,if that helps.

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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I am a watercolor artist and I have a shop on Etsy where I

I am a watercolor artist and I have a shop on Etsy where I sell prints of my work. I was recently notified by a fellow Etsy shop owner with a cease and desist letter demanding I remove one of my paintings as it infringed on her copyrighted item. Her item is a small button that you hang on the wall and says “Press for Champagne”. I did a loose watercolor painting of the item which I thought was permitted as it does not show any trademarked logo of hers or of her company. My understanding was that painting a trademarked item such as an actual logo is off limits but as for painting an item - that is up for grabs. Please let me know what my rights are in this issue as I would like to resume selling my artwork.

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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We are a photo studio called "Shutter Buddies Studios". We

We are a photo studio called "Shutter Buddies Studios". We just provide photo sessions, we do not manufacture products. A company called "Shutter Buddies" has just ordered us to cease and desist use of the "Shutter Buddies" words. They make camera critters that clip on your camera lens to entertain kids. They are not a studio. They do, however, have a trademark. Where do we stand? Thanks, Rick

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