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I'm trying to make a shelf out of that looks like
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
I have a general copyright question about the need to get
I have a general copyright question about the need to get permission to use quotes from anonymous sources. Lets assume that a college instructor is writing a book about college teaching tips and wants to include quotes from his/her students' ANONYMOUS course evaluations to support the advice given in the book. The college administered these evaluations to the students at the end of each semester (in either paper form or online) and the college later gave the results to the instructor after the semester was over. The course evaluations are completely ANONYMOUS and there is no way to identify the author of each quote (and thus no way to obtain permission from each author to use their quotes in a book). Can the author publish his/her students' anonymous quotes in a book without obtaining permission from the authors?Thanks in advance for the general info.
I am a filmmaker. I shot a documentary film, meaning I was
I am a filmmaker. I shot a documentary film, meaning I was the cameraman and shot all of the footage. After an editor edited it and a reporter helped with interviews, the film is about to be acquired by a television network. My understanding is that, in absence of an agreement specifically ceding the copyright on the footage to anyone else, or a 'work for hire' agreement, the copyright on the footage defaults to me. Is this true despite the fact that someone else edited it and someone else contributed to the film by providing sources and reporting?My position is that the raw footage, which was used to make the film, is still under my personal copyright.I have not filed for copyright protection as yet.
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I am in the process of developing a mindfulness program that
I am in the process of developing a mindfulness program for children that have a range of 5 or so lesson plans. My partner and I would like to protect the name of the curriculum. What are our options?JA: The IP Attorney will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: no we have notJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: What kind of information do you mean?JA: Is there anything else the IP Attorney should be aware of?Customer: well, we want to protect the name of the curriculum and then use it market the curriculum on brochures, etc.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the IP Attorney about your situation and then connect you two.
I am an event planner that created an event celebrity
I am an event planner that created an event for a celebrity client several years ago. A colleague of mine, a photographer, offered to come take pictures for me at the event. She was not contracted, no document or required compensation for the purposed work was exchanged. After the event she unilaterally declared the images as hers and would not allow us access. Three years later someone published one of the images that the publication actually got off line from another source. Now the photographer is claiming it is copyright infringement. Thoughts...help?
COPYRIGHT LAWYER PREFERREDI Uploaded a video on my youtube
COPYRIGHT LAWYER PREFERREDI Uploaded a video on my youtube channel that is 33 minutes long on horoscopes for 2017 in Spanish. I used background jingle called "celestial body long" sound effect jingle from imovie which apple licenses out free royalty and the program I use to make my videos on my macbook. The video is just of me sitting in front of the camera in my living room talking about horoscopes in spanish for 2017 with one visual image I created of an astrological chart shown at the end of my video. That's it! I got notice from youtube saying that broadband TV NBC filed a copyright content ID claim against my video. Under Visual content... WHY? Does it have to do with the jingle or my image or what? Nothing to do with the NBA or illegal... Pleas advice
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Patent and Copyright:What is the name of a patent filing which involves my very specific use of color and shape to create a very specific type of illustrative image. That image could go on my website, t-shirts, fliers, etc. But I need to protect it from being copied.I was under the impression that patent pending status could be gotten for this, so I would not be strictly relying on my common-law copyright protections. And if such a patent can be applied for, could I file a provisional patent application?Secondly, what about protecting my special drawing with Copyright? What kinds of Copyright protections are there, in addition to common-law, for such a design via an official filing of copyright?Thanks.