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Nada M Alnajafi

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Protecting a future business name

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Gordon Philip Firemark
    3. Nada M Alnajafi
    4. Maurice N Ross
    5. Barry F Gartenberg
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Yes, there is a way to protect a trademark before you actually begin using it in commerce. There are two main types of trademark applications you can file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): 1) the Actual Use (or AU) application, and 2) the Intent-to-Use (or ITU) application. The AU application requires use in commerce before filing. The ITU, however, only requires that you have a bona fide (or good faith) intent to use the mark in commerce in the future; no...

  2. In trying to complete a registration of copyright with the CO the online form asks whether or not the artwork has been published

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Maurice N Ross
    3. John Robert Crossan
    4. Nada M Alnajafi
    4 lawyer answers

    Like the attorneys above have stated, an assignment agreement does not constitute "publication" for copyright purposes. The definition of "publication" in the copyright context is: "the distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending. The offering to distribute copies or phonorecords to a group of persons for purposes of further distribution, public performance, or public display constitutes publication. A...

  3. Can school use my copyrighted photos?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L. O'Donnell
    2. Emily Bass
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    4. Nada M Alnajafi
    4 lawyer answers

    First and foremost, it is important to understand the distinction between tangible property and intellectual (or intangible) property. Ownership of a physical object does not relate at all to ownership of the underlying copyright embodied in that object. For example, just because you own a painting and have it hanging in your living room does not mean you own the copyright (the artistic intellectual property) in the painting. That said, ownership of a camera is not at all related to...