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Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3

Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3 pages of the copyright notice, author and other identifying information and making 100 copies of the instructional book/ authors images that is part of Plaintiff's proprietary pet grooming instructional program she licenses to schools under her companies federally registered trademarked name and being the title of book defendant sold to student's who purchased book as part of a tool kit to attend pet grooming class sold to them using Plaintiffs trademark and website content even after defendant was notified to stop, the prior being factual, if statutory damages are sought in a Texas federal court will award for copyright be, a. 1 damage award up to $150,000 no matter how many books were sold or copied? B. Any separate fine for CMI removal? B. Any fine for damaging author? C. Can Plaintiff seek damage award of defendants profits from trademark infringement?I know this is alot and don't expect a document to file with court, could you tell me if statutory damages where sought in a case like this the award will usually somewhere south of $150,000?

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Alex Reese

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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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Roger

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There is a group that most people have heard of, called The

There is a group that most people have heard of, called The Nature Conservancy. Can a like-minded group use a name like Union Lake Nature Conservancy, as an example, or would any group be precluded from using the phrase 'nature conservancy' in their name?

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Thomas Swartz

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When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? if

When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? For example if you use a product name in advertising like "Outfits that are Pinterest worthy" on a billboard do you have to get permission from Pinterest

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JD 1992

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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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Roger

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I'm creating a new online social network dedicated to self

Hi, i'm creating a new online social network dedicated to self improvement. I want to call it Sacred Fields. I own the domain sacredfields.com and thus the IP is the final question.I searched the uspto.gov website and did not find any exact matches, singular or plural. In doing deep searches on the major search engines, I found that the phrase "sacred fields" occurs in the Pokeman and Age of Empires games, however, it does not appear that they trademarked them, nor do i see any overlap or confusion.I would like to know:If Sacred Fields, for an online social self help network, is suggestive. Or, if you have any concerns that it may be descriptive or generic.If you strongly recommend i do a comprehensive search. if so, with who? And also, who would help me interpret the results? I see there are a number of online services such as https://www.ttcbusinesssolutions.com/product-category/trademark-services/trademark-research and http://www.markify.com/services/us-full.html?gclid=CNfVqqKS7swCFYqPfgoduLsIdwWho can help me draft the application, as I need help describing the network.thanks.

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I have a trademarked name chiropractic office.

Hi...I have a trademarked name for my chiropractic office. It is called Express Chiropractic. I received a letter from another 'Express Personnel Services' company. I would like that letter read as it is stating we must forfeit our trademark and our X-man within our Express Name due conflict with their business type and look. I like an opinion and advice... specifically does this claim seem to have merit in the least? What would be our next step in defending our position as we are a small start up and would like to avoid expensive legal actions. What is our recourse should they follow through with a lawsuit? I am assuming they are just seeing what they can accomplish with a simple letter but I don't have interest in losing my name and/or logo if at all possible.Thank you for your assistance.DaronPS - See attached letter and their TM info along with our logo in question. As you probably guessed our services are only chiropractic care to people in the community. We do not engage in any personnel services. Our Website is www.expresschiropractickeller.com

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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Is there is any domain name trademark infringement can be

Is there is any domain name trademark infringement can be involved in this case??Recently someone bought a domain which was previously the official website of a famous human rights and political movement outside united states. The history of the website and its content are currently archived online. The domain was expired and deleted before one year ago because the owner did not renew it. Then the domain re-registered by another person in different country from 11 months ago. Recently, the new owner of the domain offered it for selling on an online domain trademaket place. Currently, the person who bought the domain from about one week ago is currently based in USA and he wants to use the domain to be the official website of human rights and political movement in a foreign country.Is there is any domain name trademark infringement can be involved in this case??

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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There, i have a jeopardy powerpoint game that i've created,

hi there, i have a jeopardy powerpoint game that i've created, that i allow people to donate for free on my site. are there legal issues here?

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Roger

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