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Experience:  Attorney at Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates
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I am a military veteran. I have a couple of lines from a

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I am a military veteran. I have a couple of lines from a song I wrote several years ago about homeless veterans, that I would like to donate as a slogan for one of the organizations that build homes for veterans in need. If they would accept & use it, it would be online & possibly in national commercials. Before I approach these organizations, how do I protect that slogan from being ripped off by any of the millions of people who will see it, and try to claim it as theirs & use it for their own profit. Or to use in some other written or musical form & expand it into a larger format such as a song, a written essay or TV show, etc?
JA: What written documentation do you have?
Customer: The entire song is copyrighted.
JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?
Customer: No, that's the reason I'm asking you first. I would have nothing to file in court at this point, like a complaint, because I haven't acted on offering it to any veteran's homeless organizations yet.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Roy Hadavi replied 1 month ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney with extensive intellectual property experience. I would be happy to provide assistance. Did I understand correctly, you have already registered for a copyright for the slogan/song?
Also, please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is that $59 in addition to the initial $50 I was quoted?
Expert:  Roy Hadavi replied 1 month ago.

Then you have already acquired the necessary protection to ensure that no one is able to infringe upon your work. Make sure that any time you write down the slogan/song that you include the circle c and the year that you created the work. This will provide notice to any third-party that the mark is protected.

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Expert:  Roy Hadavi replied 1 month ago.

Again, I am just a user, like you. I do not have the ability to do any of that. Please contact customer service. I will flag the question as well.

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