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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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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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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

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When drafting claims PCT application comprising both

When drafting claims for a PCT application comprising both apparatus and method claims (or both product and process claims), what are the rules and tips to avoid being "lack of unity of invention" compared with the criteria adopted by USPTO?

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How do I go about trademarking my company and securing my

How do I go about trademarking my company and securing my domain name?

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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 am wondering how one can protect an intellectual property

I am wondering how one can protect an intellectual property (say a new product idea) from someone steeling it. Especially if one does not want to expose it to the general public or file a patent Is having NDAs enough protection?

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I was a graduate student from 2006 to 2008, and I hold a

I was a graduate student from 2006 to 2008, and I hold a student visa back then. I made a great invention but I did not realize how great it is because I was inexperienced and naive. At 2008, My professor lured me into signing a contract which gave me 1% of his found company. I was young and naive and came from a totally different background to USA. This is a very unfair contract but I signed it right away without even read it. Two years later, the company sent me an email stating that the value of my share dropped to 1 US cent.I was contacted by the company last week, the professor want to offer me a one-time payment to exchange me to do something (I donot know what he wants, because I did not reply his email.).As far as I know, there are three US patents approved with my name on it, and also the professor's. At 2008, He also signed a contract for provisional patent, and I have 50% share in it, which can prove my contribution to the invention. Later on, he must regret this and never mentioned it. There are also newspaper report about the invention with my name on it. Also, I won a business competition at 2008 with this invention, and I met the professor's business partner there. They together cut me out.At 2009, I quit my job and return to the university and hoped to make more progress to the invention. by that time, the professor already have the company established, but he also kept his position in the university. He kept me from the company the whole time, and at 2010, he stopped my student scholarship, so I could not continue the research and couldnot finish the Phd degree, and couldnot hold the student visa anymore, So I left the country.Overall, to this date, I have never received one cent from the invention. My naive action in my young age must make a big damage and I would like to know if its possible to overrule it.

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I have an idea product (no patent). A copy has offered to

I have an idea for a product (no patent). A copy has offered to develop my idea and the product and give me the rights to whatever is developed. What kind of agreement do i need?

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