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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?
I am the owner of a virtual consignment store. I sell mostly
I am the owner of a virtual consignment store. I sell mostly antiques, clothing, and collectibles on ebay. I get some clients through an ebay selling service. I pay for the leads that i get. I got a lead for a wholesaler and his product that his family no longer sold. I took the product and eventually sold it for a song to TJX/HomeGoods Inc. I had never worked with such a large volume of product (1116 handcrafted wall art tiles Made In China).A licensing agent for a California artist was shopping in a HomeGoods in Florida and found one of the tiles for sale. The tile happened to be a reproduction/copy of the artist's painting. She contacted HomeGoods, and HomeGoods lawyers contacted me.I being told that I am now held responsible since I sold the tiles to HomeGoods, even though the product was not brought into the country by me. I am the middle man, and not the original seller.I have a contract with my client, and the contract states that I should not be held liable.
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"?
I have recently been accused of IP theft logo design I
I have recently been accused of IP theft for a logo design I created. The design features single colour silhouettes based on landmark buildings in my city, and a designer has accused me of copying his style and form in terms of the design and interpretation of the landmarks. The interpretations are very similar, of course, how could a silhouette of a public building not be?The logo is for a local running event, not a major company or organisation, and is only featured on the website, no where else.The designer is demanding £7500 in damages. Some advice would be great thank you.
I have been contacted about a settlement infringment on the
I have been contacted about a settlement for copyright infringment on the internet for a porn movie twelve times from may 9th to june 4th for$300.00 each ($3600.00). I did not do this but it is connected to my internet connection. My 40 year old step-son and his wife live in my studio out back and say they did not do it. Of course I don't know for sure, it could have been them or a guest of theirs. What am I responsible for and what should I do.
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Need up-to-date, accurate advice on YouTube monetization of creative intellectual property videos intending to use public domain 'derivative work' musical performances / coupled to political news-source videos. Knowledge of - and experience dealing with - 'sync' licenses, 'master' licenses, etc., a must.