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In federal court, if i own intellectual property, and i run

In federal court, if i own intellectual property, and i run a business that uses that intellectual property (as a licensor), i.e. an llc, do i have-to have an attorney representing me?or , as the i.p. owner (copywritten works and a once registered trademark, can i sue infringers myself - i.e. without an attorney?

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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I have a business, i closed it in 2010, final state return

I have a business, i closed it in 2010, final state return done, and i need to sue someone who had a license to operate using my ip with that old business , for breach of contract and trademark infringement, tortuous business interference, unfair trade practices. Ii transferred everything - licenses and i.p. - to the new business i run now in another state. how do i sue someone with the old license if i do not reinstate the old business? how does that work in the courts?

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Thomas Swartz

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My company, Foocorp Interactive (not the real name) produces

My company, Foocorp Interactive (not the real name) produces a video game now. I plan to create another company, in the future, called Foocorp Phonics that produces headphones.I'd like to just trademark "Foocorp" now, then trademark "Foocorp Interactive" and "Foocorp Phonics" later when there's income for it - or would it be better to trademark "Foocorp Interactive" now, and do each Foocorp Product as they manifest?

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Alex Reese

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I want to use support group, chat room, message board

I want to use support group, chat room, message board postings in a book, but will not cite where I got them or who posted them and will edit the content. Is this a copyright violation? What do I need to do to minimize any problems should someone who made the post see it in the book (very unlikely)? It's a positive book about a health issue that will help people.

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Alex Reese

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There are several business that exist online: LifeLine,

There are several business that exist online: LifeLine, LifeCall, MedicalAlarm, MedicalAlert, FirstAlert, etc. Can I create a business name with "All American" and combine it to "Medical Alert" as in, "All American Medical Alert" or "All American Medical Alarm"?

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We are looking to start a small business that would deal

We are looking to start a small business that would deal with old defunct breweries and their images. This would be an apparel company. A lot of these old breweries were short lived and probably family owned. My question is, can we file trademarks and use these images as we see fit without repercussion? Do we have to copyright the images as well and lastly, does owning the trademark give us ownership of the images.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I would like a second opinion on a trademark issue. Can

I would like a second opinion on a trademark issue. Can someone review some info another attorney gave me?

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I am working on creating a brand of beach cruiser

I am working on creating a brand of beach cruiser accessories and safety equipment for women. I found an ecommerce store with the same brand name. They sell bicycle related gifts. Their word trademark is cancelled, but they are still doing business. Do they have common law rights to the trademard. They would not be a direct competitor, and, in my opinion, the relationship could be mutually beneficial. How should I proceed?

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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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?

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