Stay away from mentioning any specific characters. Keep the focus of the website on how to draw characters from memory, without needing to copy from any fixed tangible medium. Use more generic characters that are not the work of others if at all possible in your tutorials. All of these things will help you to steer clear of becoming the target of a copyright suit. Remember, it is not just about avoiding liability. It is about avoiding a lawsuit and the legal expenses associated with having...
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Keep in mind that for federal suits, you only have 20 days to answer or otherwise file a response to the lawsuit once you have been served. So time is of the essence. Good luck.
Without a trademark registration, any trademark rights obtained in this new logo will be confined to the geographic community in which the use of the mark is made. For this reason, if they seriously want to protect their rights in the mark, a federal trademark registration may be worth looking into. For the basics on registration, you can go to the www.uspto.gov web site, but many people find the process to be safer and easier with a lawyer on the team to navigate. Good luck.
You might be able to leverage your position with the credit card company by explaining that if they will allow you to enter into a payment plan, then you have some friends and family that will help you to make the payments, but that if they obtain a judgment, that support will not be there and the credit card company will obtain nothing because you are essentially judgment proof.
In the US, the answer probably depends upon whether you were using your product trademark prior to the issuance of their registration certificate. If they had a registered trademark in 2008 and you were not yet using your mark in interstate commerce, you would be vulnerable in the event the two trademarks are sufficiently similar to cause a likelihood of consumer confusion. On the other hand, if you were using the mark for your product prior to 2008, you may have protection in certain...
The description of the process is a bit confusing. However, I think the answer is yes based on the fact that when a party amends the complaint, the defendant is expected to answer the complaint as amended.
I'm not sure how this relates to the state court TRO, but if the case has been removed to federal court, you will need to go to the federal judge with a new motion for TRO or preliminary injunction. The removal to federal court has most likely rendered the state court TRO moot.
I agree with my colleague's answer that the regulatory complaint would not stay the lawsuit. I would also caution you that if you try to have a regulatory complaint initiated and it is not undertaken nor successful, then the bank will likely use that fact against you in the civil lawsuit to show that you unjustly retailiated. While it will not likley impacts the merits of the case, it could adversely impact how you look to a judge or a jury.
This question is too general to be effectively answered, I'm afraid. But I can tell you some things that would diminish the likelihood that you would need to obtain his blessing. First, avoid making references to any specific dialogue in the movie. Second, make the references to the movie succinct and factual. Third, make sure that your commentary is unique and original. Fourth, when you have a draft of your work, take it to a copright lawyer and have them review and bless it. It may cost...
It would serve you well to ask around about your judge and find out what lawyers in your area have the best working relationship with him. Then hire them and let them do the talking. This is one reason why lawyers can provide a valuable service to their clients.