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I own the Copy Rights to the *********************. But I

I own the Copy Rights to the *********************. But I was told I couldn't have a Trade Mark of ownership so I can work them . Now I received a magazine in the mail that has Shape as a tittle . an the Heart belongs to another person as will. So my question Why was I denied the right to patent back in 2014 for my Sketchy Hearts,witch is a two in one heart meaning it a plain heart -w- designs attached .an my Granite Shape Heart -w- designs, an my Veteran French Creek Heart -w- designs , witch the public have been taking pieces from each one an making other hearts with semul'er products . I started this project back in 92 going into 93 after I lost my daughter. I just don't think it fair I the founder of these Granite Hearts but am being told i can't claim them under a Trade Mark because a Trade Mark is different than a Copy Right. thank you Sandra ********** can reach me at *************

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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"?

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I plan on registering a trademark soon and I have some

Hi, I plan on registering a trademark soon and I have some questions because there is another company with the same name with a trademark registered. Here's the link to their trademark: https://trademarks.justia.com/858/86/ai-athlete-inspired-85886726.htmlAs you will see they are mainly jewelry but they also listed clothing and hats in a sub category which is what I plan on registering under.My questions are: Since my logo has a Y shaped symbol standing on the words Athlete Inspired, will I still be able to register it? Or am I better off just trademarking my symbol without adding the words Athlete Inspired?

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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.

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If someone has a trademark they do not use in commerce & the

HiJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: If someone has a trademark they do not use in commerce & the goods/services don't match what you will use it for. Is the infringing ?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 consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: On the specific trademark?JA: Is there anything else important you think the IP Attorney should know?Customer: What I've already mentioned & now I own the domain of the trademark wordJA: 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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I'm starting my own business can I use the phrase "new lease

I'm starting my own business can I use the phrase "new lease on life" in my logo?

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I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that

I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that someone wants to use in a propaganda youtube video against a 3rd party. The photo is registered with the US Copyright office and I have told the 3rd party not to use the photo. The 3rd party has now threatened me with a lawsuit for not letting him use the photo and I would like to know my rights and possibly sue him for using the photo without my permission.

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I have a design on the bottom of a flip flop I want to know

I have a design on the bottom of a flip flop I want to know can I copyright this?

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I MAKE DECOUPAGE PAPER LANTERNS USING PAPER NAPKINS I'VE

I MAKE DECOUPAGE PAPER LANTERNS USING PAPER NAPKINS I'VE PURCHASED I WANT TO SELL THESE.JA: The IP Attorney will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NO I HAVEN'TJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the IP Attorney can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I HAVE AN ETSY SHOP. I SELL PAPER NAPKINS FOR CRAFT AND I ALSO USE PAPER NAPKINS TO MAKE DECOUPAGE LANTERNS. I AM OF THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IF YOU PURCHASE THE NAPKINS AND ARE NOT COPYING THE DESIGN TO REPRODUCE MORE NAPKINS OR PRINTS ETC. THEN IT IS OK TO USE THESE NAPKINS TO CREATE ART PIECES TO SELL WITHOUT INFINGING ON COPY RIGHT. THE FIRST SALE DOCTRINE. CREATING DERIVATIVE ART. IS THIS CORRECT?JA: Is there anything else important you think the IP Attorney should know?Customer: NOT THAT I KNOW OFJA: 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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