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Anthony Andrew Czuchnicki

Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer.

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  1. Is custom hand lettering in an unpublished sketch for a logo potentially copyrightable?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Anthony Andrew Czuchnicki
    2. Philip Leon Marcus
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is no. What you may be confused by is the fact that the law currently distinguishes between a "typeface" and a "font." A "typeface" is "a set of letters, numbers, or other symbolic characters, whose forms are related by repeating design elements consistently applied in a notational system and are intended to be embodied in articles whose intrinsic utilitarian function is for use in composing text or other cognizable combinations of characters." So what...

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  2. Can I write a feature film script using characters from a short film that was written by someone else?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Anthony Andrew Czuchnicki
    2. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question has a lot of moving parts, and makes a reply somewhat difficult. The prime issue is whether your contract is valid, and what relationship was created between you and your friend. It sounds like what you tried to create is a "joint work." A joint work is "a work prepared by two or more authors with the intention that their contributions be merged into inseparable or independent parts of a unitary whole." But based on the limited information given, there could be a real...

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