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I am an astrologer (and very successful, 30 years,

I am an astrologer (and very successful, 30 years, specializing in location). A guy has posted my reading on YouTube and is mocking it. I talk about the situation here: www.PaulDiCocco.com. I got YouTube to delete the video claiming copyright infringement. He made an appeal and says he owns the copyright on my reading, and got it put back up. One detail of the case is that the guy was refunded by me, when he claimed to be unhappy with his move to California. (He paid for nothing.) YouTube says I have to have filed an injunction regarding copyright to take the video down again. I don't know where to start. Do I need to file it in a California court? (He is in El Cerrito, CA, Google is in Calif.) Or am I supposed to file it in my town of Missoula, Montana? I would consider getting a lawyer to help with this. I want the video taken down. Do you think I am correct in stating I am the owner of copyright of my own voice and astrological reading? (Even though he originally paid for it, though was refunded.)

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We found our Published ,Copyrighted song playing on iTunes

We found our Published ,Copyrighted song playing on iTunes lat yer and allowed whomever loaded it into the music salles site to continue . we are now interseted in cousel on hoew to persue infringment?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: All requred documents are in our possesionJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Not at thios time we wanted the thief to make moneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we own all the rights to the publishing and music

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I have this campain on kickstarter i launched 2 days ago my

I have this campain on kickstarter i launched 2 days ago https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1019999024/tubgenie-the-tub-stopper-strainer-hair-catcher-com?ref=user_menu my product is a bath tub stopper and strainer . The inventors on tubshroom contacted me asking me to take down my campain becoz i copied their product. the tubshroom is a strainer /hair catcher and is not a stopper . what should i do here is thier website www.tubshroom.com

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When using vocalists and musicians to record a song I wrote,

When using vocalists and musicians to record a song I wrote, do I need some kind of memorandum of agreement that affirms I am the sole owner of the copyright of the music and lyrics of the song?

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I recently received 2 separate emails regarding the same

I recently received 2 separate emails regarding the same case forwarded to me via my ISP regarding a possible copyright infringement lawsuit. I was wondering what to do if anything. do I need to settle? I really don't want to have to go to court. If I do decide to settle do I still need to consult with a lawyer?

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Alex J. Esq.

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I have commissioned a package designer to design the box

I have commissioned a package designer to design the box for my product. When he completed the design he transferred all IP rights and copyright of the design of the box over to me. I have a copy of this agreement. This was back in August of 2015. Last month I discovered a similar knife set being sold on Amazon with the EXACT same design as my box. The only difference is they removed my logo and replaced it with theirs. It is this company - Oxgord.com which manufacturers a variety of products. I sent Oxgord a C&D but they simply ignored me. What is my recourse?

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I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed

I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed based off of trademarked logos. For example superman style "S" in 7 different pieces but when they are placed in a specific order look like the superman "S". Is this violating any laws or is it acceptable?

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JD 1992

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I need advice on whether to file another trademark

I need advice on whether to file another trademark application for words with spaces.JA: Intellectual property law can be complex. Fortunately, the attorneys we work with can answer any questions you have about trademarks, and I'd like to match you with the person who's the best fit.Customer: okJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I am a lawyer but not in intellectual property field.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No I only have this specific questionJA: 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.

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My divorce case started in 2014, and finally we are about to

My divorce case started in 2014, and finally we are about to sign a settlement agreement. All conditions are OK with me except the following:6.4 Patents:(a) The parties shall jointly co-author and/or jointly own all rights to patents numbered7,593,834 and 8,041,545. Within sixty (60) days of the entry of this Judgment onReserved Issues, Petitioner shall take any and all steps necessary to add Respondent'sname to these patents and/or to transfer a 50% ownership and/or interest in each ofthese patents to Respondent. Petitioner shall provide to Respondent proof that suchtransfer has been implemented within 10 days of submitting documents and shall provideproof to Respondent of completion within 10 days of the completed transfer. Petitionerrepresents that he has never received any type of compensation or interest from thesepatents. Petitioner shall take all necessary steps to ensure that these patents remainregistered and active. Any and all compensation, monetary or otherwise, for the use,or ownership of these patents shall be shared equally between the parties. The Court'sjurisdiction over these patents is reserved.I am OK to make my ex-wife a co-owner to my patents. But she wants to become a co-author.Here is my question:I need to proof to the opposite counsel that it is impossible legally because it is against patent law and intellectual property law. I cannot include my ex-wife as a co-author to a patent which was awarded 10 years ago. It is funny, but the patents are related to Applied Mathematics, and my ex-wife has not graduated even a high-school.Please, explain me how this attempt brakes a law, and which law will be infringed in this case.~Vladimir

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