I was given permission to use a song in a video I made. The
I was given permission to use a song in a video I made. The singer, songwriter produced a copyright showing that he owned the rights and could legally allow me to use the song. This morning I got a call from a person who produced a copyright for an "entire motion picture" that goes by the same name as the song and uses this song in the film and told me I had to stop using the song immediately. There was a falling out between these to individuals. My question is who owns the rights to the song and do either of them have the right to allow me to use it in my video?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: I have the copyright numbers for bothJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing has been filed. I took down the video immediately. I just want to know if you are able to tell me who has the rights to use the song. One copyright says "entire motion picture" and one says "sound recording, performance, production, lyrics, music".JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much is the session with the lawyer
My question is a bit in-depth, My siblings and I started a
Good morning Pearl! My question is a bit in-depthJA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: My siblings and I started a small business at https://lifecultureapparel.com on SEP 1. We've done about $5000 in sales.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No. Nothing has been filed in court.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was contacted this morning by a gentleman in Germany, claiming that he has "LifeCulture" as a registered trademark in Germany. His website is http://lifeculture.shop/html/copyright.html
I just started my own LLC as sole member and I plan on
HiI just started my own LLC as sole member and I plan on selling small rubber figurines to collectors. First on ebay and eventually from a website out of my home. Later on down the line I am open for a licensing agreement, but for now it will be just me pouring the rubber figurines out of my home office and managing everything.Based on my own internet research, I have come to these conclusions...Please correct me if I'm wrong on this.To protect all aspects of my business---I have to Trademark my company name, Trademark the unique name of my product line, and also Patent the figurines even though they are simple one-piece rubber items. Am I correct on this?So for example I would need a trademark for "Company ABC", then trademark the "Little Rubber Guys" name, then patent the unique rubber look and feel of my figures? Do I have this right? All separate applications? Please let me know if I am missing anything.As most startups are, I am super tight on budget and time and I don't want to waste either.I am willing to pay for the response...Please let me know what all I would need to do because I will have to make the next move within the week after I hear back on my LLC. Thank you for your time!!
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I am an illustrator who specializes in portraits of
I am an illustrator who specializes in portraits of celebrities. Now, I have little access to these celebrities and thus must rely on the photos from professional photographers for my reference. How can I copy these photos as still observe the rights of the photographer to his/her copyright?
A Trademark Copyright question! Is there a way to 'legally
A Trademark Copyright question! Is there a way to 'legally protect' a 'concept' for a business that is being developed? It involves a website that will be launched with a business entity (non-profit) that will have a particular unusual approach to communication, but right now it's a ' concept' and not an actual ' product' yet. I know that's a bit vague... sorry!! Let me know if it needs to be more specific.
I have written a poem book. I'm gonna sell it, but it is
i have written a poem book. I'm gonna sell it, but it is more for family than anything else. I have signed up with Legal Zoom to do the copyright, and a self publisher company to put it together.I am ready now, but have a few questions on copyright.Does the copyright cover just these poems? Can i submit a bunch of other unpublished poems too?What should i be aware of in this process.Thank you very much
Is the U.S. Copyright Office allowed to arbitrarily reject
Is the U.S. Copyright Office allowed to arbitrarily reject an image without acting in good faith?I applied for copyright protection for my Trinity Cross but was rejected on the grounds that the piece did not contain, "a minimal degree of creativity."Although the design looks like it is geometric, it is not. There are subtle curves that are almost impossible to see. http://www.TrinityCrossJewlery.comIn 2000 years of Western Civilization, nobody has created this design except me. It is nearly impossible to duplicate.Can the U.S. Copyright Office be challenged?
I own a small online clothing business where we sell
I own a small online clothing business where we sell heirloom and hand smocked children's garments. I do not mass produce. I purchase smock plates and have my seamstresses make them. I have a smock plate designer accusing me of copyright violation because I did not give her credit. The only thing on her smock plate says "Copyright 1986", which i have been told means that I personally would be I violation if went and made the exact smock plate to sell or if I made copies of her smock plate to sell. I've read that I do not have to give credit to patten designers, etc. is this true? She's picking on a small business owner who was harmless and wouldn't ever dream of discrediting anyone.
I am a volunteer business consultant working with an artist
I am a volunteer business consultant working with an artist who has created a thought process he eventually wants to present as a college lecture series. The idea is still under development and he is afraid of someone taking his idea while we are doing research. We're working on a pitch for his idea and thinking of putting the essence of his concept in a brochure. Does copyrighting this brochure protect his intellectual property?