I have been maintaining a blog that is sent out as a
I have been maintaining a blog that is sent out as a newsletter through my domain that is attached to my US Trademarked brand. The blog and brand name are different, but the blog is used to promote my trademarked brand and services. I also have owned the .com domain name and a common variant of the blog title since 2014, as well as maintaining social media with the same name.I have just received a publicity announcement that a larger organization is going to start using the same title as my blog name for THEIR newsletter, which appears in print and electronically. The nature of our two businesses are exactly the same (a facet of WWII history).I am unsure if this falls under copyright, as my work in the blog is original and contained within my larger, different;y-named business, or if it's a trademark issue.Currently, there is no trademark registered for my blog name or any variant.My question is: Do I have a legal right to tell them to cease and desist now, or do I need to register a trademark or copyright to make this so?
I have roughly 500 Star Trek collector cards that I have
I have roughly 500 Star Trek collector cards that I have collected over the years which are worthless. If I design a frame and put public domain trivia here and there around the cards is that copyright infringement?JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the IP Attorney to go over that information with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want the lawyer to know?Customer: I have a PDF to show him or her
I am a contract photographer and I am expected to release my
Hello. I am a contract photographer and I am expected to release my copright of images I produce i exchange for being paid for my work. I have not been paid for numerous assignments, yet my images are being used. Can I claim since I have not been paid, I have not released my copyright?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: No. I do not believe that is necessary. I am listed as the copyright owner in the image metadata.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing yet. Looking at small claims.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The total amount owed me is $8,246. Outstanding invoices go back to 6/26 of this year. I am one of many photographers across the US who have not been paid.
There is this trend now called bullet journaling. It started
There is this trend now called bullet journaling. It started off with this one guy but now millions of followers have taken this idea and created different interpretations of it. If I wanted to take some concepts from the community and print/design it and sell it, is that legal?
How much do you charge per hour to file a copy right letter
hiJA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: how much do you charge per hour to file a copy right letter like someone steal my photos, and use is online without my permission?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: could you please call me? do you charge for phone calls?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: need to state they use my photo without my permissionJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: the document also needs some government endorsed not yet i am selling online, and the other seller is using my photoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: so I asked ebay to remove their photos, but eBay said they will have to get a legal document from attorney in order to have the photos removed
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Under what terms would a video which contains people dancing
Under what terms would a video which contains people dancing to a song fall under Fair Use guidelines or be allowable without purchasing a music license?In the video I am referencing,1) No profit is being made from the video2) The song's artist is credited3) The dancing is the main focus of the videoThe company for which I work has been dealing with copyright issues on Facebook. We are routinely having our videos taken down, and are nervous to file a counter notice without being certain that we are not violating any rights, lest our page be removed.Thank you!
I have a copyright law question, I was hoping to ask an
I have a copyright law question, I was hoping to ask an attorneyJA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: what is a registration record? SorryJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well it focuses on public domain law
As an engineer, we have developed a microsoft based
As an engineer, we have developed a microsoft based application that we use to document observed conditions during our inspection work. The application uses microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) but contains a significant amount of internal code written in both Visual Basic and SQL.Can we copyright the logic of the application to prevent competing engineering firms utilizing the process?