Where is the site to start a copywrite of an exercise
Where is the site to start a copywrite of an exercise program I created and taught last 7 years to which I have drawn original art and expressions on exercise cards? I have read I must wait a year to sell the cards after I copywrite but does mean i can't train other teachers in the method from these cards(my rubric). I am AFAA group certified fitness instructor in FLorida who focuses on modified exercise for osteoporosis. Thanks, VickiJA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: noJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not in yearsJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We are retired and have down sized a year ago and plan to be snow birds to North Carolina 4 mos a year. I want others to teach in Fl while Im gone and teach up there in Charlotte also. I have this a s a DBA and pay business tax but really it is a ministry as I don't make much and have maybe 5 people in class and charge only $6-8 /class.
I assembled a target for a golf ball for practicing
I assembled a target for a golf ball for practicing purposes, making it all out of parts i got from Home Depot. Its quite clever the way its put together and if it was 'obvious' it wouldn't have taken me three years come up with that way. Can one patent a 'way'? If so what kind of patent would apply? Is there any other (cheaper) ip method to deter someone from replicating my target and selling it?
Lets say i created a basketball that was more fun to shoot
lets say i created a basketball that was more fun to shoot because of particular markings I put on it.The markings made the rotations of the ball stand out, which creates a little visual appeal that people find amusing.These are marking ive never seen on basketball before (making it seemingly novel and new).Can i protect from someone else putting those exact same markings on basketballs and selling them. If so how?What about if someone else wanted to do a slight variation to my markingslike for example the same markings but 33 percent bigger or the same markings except different color?
Here is a scenario I am looking for clarity on: My company
Here is a scenario I am looking for clarity on:My company assigned a patent portfolio to a individual for a share of all revenue they might generate through licensing, etc. We found out this person did not inform us of many licensing deals that this person did over the course of the last few years where they kept all of the money for themselves and did not share any of the revenue with us.Assuming we get a judgement against this person for fraud or breach of contract....will we be able to 'undo' the licensing deals this person did since this person did not have rights to grant any licenses due to an automatic reversion clause that is based on revenue share performance on their part that is part of the patent assignment agreement?We want to understand how important a judgement for fraud for this type of situation is or if a judgement for breach of contract would allow us any similar ability to show the licenses he granted are not valid and not enforceable.
Victor L Cruz Jr. I would like to obtain some information
Hi my name is***** Cruz Jr. I would like to obtain some information regarding a design I created while working at my job. I currently work for Symvionics Inc. I am a DOD contractor located at Edwards AFB. I came up with a design solution for an affordable, reliable and portable rig to be used as a simulator for the developers at the current location. My design was an idea I created for the developers about 2 yrs. ago. This design was not part of any contract requirement, nor is it found in any part of the contract between the Air Force and the company I work for. In late 2015, Edwards AFB started an Innovation Initiative, and our Chief, saw the picture on the wall of our Lead Developer, and had asked who had come up with the idea. Our Chief then approached me and asked me if we could build this thing. I said yes we could build it. Well after the second version was received very well on paper, the drawing concept has become a big hit among the Edward's Innovation initiative group and its schedule to appear at multiple functions once it's completed. While working on my second design, I decided to begin a process to begin building my own with a partner outside of work. My question is, who's owns the idea? Do I or the Air Force? And if I own it, can I have this design protected under my name or a business entity?
Would I be infringing on IP/copyright if I take a game,
Would I be infringing on IP/copyright if I take a game, BINGO that is used for baby showers as entertainment for guests, but manufacturing my own BINGO BABY game with different artwork? Thank you.JA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work? Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not talked with a lawyer. I do not see a patent on the product. The name of the company if copyrighted.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so.
I have a name in mind for a new energy drink I intend to
I have a name in mind for a new energy drink I intend to produce. It looks like the trademark for the name has been abandoned. I found a company that was using the same name for a similar product but then later changed the name of the product. Independently there is a company selling smoothie mix online and one of the mixes has this name.Can I use this name, so long as I trademark it?
I run an Etsy shop and I made & sell doll clothes for ******
Hello! I run an Etsy shop and I made & sell doll clothes for ****** & *********** Doll clothes. I have been notified by Etsy Legal that I have been sited for trademark infringement by ***************. My question: Is editing these listings with the trademark symbol enough, or do I need to make other changes to make these listings 'legal'? I may have other similar questions; I was notified by Etsy for a similar issue two years ago by another company, and after making the changes I thought would suffice but receiving other notifications, I deleted these listings for fear of having my shop shut down). Thank you so much!
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I have developed software to monitor large paper and tissue
I have developed software to monitor large paper and tissue machines in a novel way. Because it is a large package with many components I have written up provisional patents in three seperate applications. I would like to share with a prospective company that may want to license the patent or patents. The question is: If they see the patents can they then file their own patent if they think they have a better way to limit my patent. Also, if a concept is being used but being kept as a trade secrete legally or just keeping it under wraps, can that be used to override my patent if it is finally granted in a permanent patent?JA: What's the invention's purpose?Customer: One patent provides what is known as a state machine to keep track of all events in part of the process which are critical in measuring the Speed, Efficiency and Waste which are used in financial models to understand the performance of the machine. This allows the machine to be optimized for consistent quality at lowest cost.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Briefly but I didn't reveal the concept becuase I wanted to understand better what I actually thought was patentable. I had a two hour meeting with no agreements and then got a bill for $1800 which was for a one page letter to my programmer giving up copyrightJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: What is the value of a Non-disclosure document in this situation? Also, if I show the result but not the means, is that revealing the patent? Or, do I have to just keept the means confidential till I file the provisional patent.