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Timothy B Mccormack

Seattle Intellectual Property Law Attorney.

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  1. Being accused of copyright infringement on facebook, can i get in trouble for sharing a flyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy B Mccormack
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
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    Mere unauthorized use of a picture downloaded from the Internet (even from a “free site”) is enough to create liability for a business using the copyrighted work without permission. This is true, regardless of how the infringement came about. Typical copyrighted works that get businesses into trouble include images and text “acquired” from the Internet. Copyright infringement can occur willfully or “accidentally,” but copyright law prohibits both. One federal court recently held, “there is...

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  2. Can I create from scratch a well-known logo with different colors and different fonts from the original to sell online?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John E. Whitaker
    2. Gary K. Marshall
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Timothy B Mccormack
    5. William Leroy Montague Jr.
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    The Likelihood of Confusion Standard is the legal test for trademark infringement A determination as to whether a mark is confusingly similar to another involves a two step process. First, one must look at the marks themselves for similarities in appearance, sound, and connotation, i.e., the commercial impression of the trademark. Second, one must compare the goods or services to determine if they are related or if the activities surrounding their marketing are such that confusion as to...

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  3. How to fight against Getty Images Copyright Infringement letter and notice from their attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Maurice N Ross
    3. Stuart M Nachbar
    4. Kevin Mark Jones
    5. Timothy B Mccormack
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    These matters are fairly straight forward - images used without permission. Please pay. I always recommend, however, getting getting a knowledgeable attorney.

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  4. Is it necessary to get a Trademark filed right away or can it wait?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Maurice N Ross
    3. Gene Bolmarcich
    4. John E. Whitaker
    5. Timothy B Mccormack
    5 lawyer answers

    A “trademark” or “service mark” can be made up of any word, name, symbol, logo, color, sound, or product shape or any combination of these elements. Typically, a trademark is used to mark goods. Alternatively, a service mark is used when selling services. This article refers to trademarks and service marks synonymously. A trade name, which is similar to a trademark, merely represents the name of a company. Similarly, a domain name is part of a unique address that identifies a particular web...

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