I published a novel with this publisher. Since then, the company has closed it's doors and I can not order any books to sell.
Your contract with this publisher may address this situation. Somtimes after a certain time, an author can buy the rights from the publisher. Sometimes the rights automatically revert. If this publisher "closed its doors," does that mean it's gone bankrupt, and a trustee distributed its assets, including the copyright to your book? Or does it mean it simply stopped operating? Maybe if asked they'd assign your copyright back to you? Do you know if they even bothered to register the copyright?
All questions your own IP lawyer can help answer.See question
Should we oppose another trademark application who applied for exact same trademark under exact same IC (pertaining to different goods within that same class)? They are 1B intent to use, whereas we have been using the trademark in commerce for 5 y...
You shouldn't oppose anything yourself, you should hire counsel to do it for you. And you should oppose another user's intent to use a TM youi've been using for 5 years for confusingly similar goods.
You need to move fast, since the opposition period has a shaort window.See question
I want to put on a concert show to help raise money for cancer. I know what songs I want to use, and am working to obtain a license to use the works. However, I want to use a piece of original recording. I know that the original recording is u...
Yes. You're confusiong what type of license you need, so you defintiely need a music lawyer.
What works do you iintend to license, the (original) COMPOSITIONS owned by the SONGWRITERS who wrote them and those songwriters' MUSIC PUBLISHERS? If so you need licenses for each COMPOSITION you intyend to perform. ASCAP or BVMI can provide those license. And those COMPOSITIONS are original. So it's unclear why you refer to the RECORDING as "original."
Do you mean you want to perform/play the recording? That's called a MASTER USE license, and you get it form the record label that owns it.
The musicians have no say in who licenses the recording, which they don't own. They own some of the PUBLISHING rights to the musical composition which was recorded, but that's a different copyright that the copyright of the RECORDING.
But if by "concert" you mean you want to perform the composition using your own instruments, or with some musicians using their own instruments, you'd license the COMPOSITION, not the RECORDING, again, from ASCAP or BMI.See question
I bought a vehicle in early February 2016. It is now May 12th. I paid the titling, registration and tag fees. I still don't have tags or my registration. DMV is not going to keep issuing temporary tags (which they have twice already, that I pay fo...
Lawyers are scary because we can sue people, so we inspire fear. If you "lawyer up" you might make some progress.See question
I went to an ATM machine (not at a Bank) and was trying to take out $400 out or a credit card, transaction was approved and when money was going to be dispensed the ATM started to reloading the computer so it turned on and off and I never got the ...
Keep good records in writing of exactly what happened and when, and same goes for your notes about who you speak with, their title and contact information, and when this conversation occurred.
I assume you've reported this to your credit crad and are disputing the charge, which means they will dispute it for you?See question
Collection for a Payday Loan over 7 years ago. They are harassing me at work and threatening to present me with a Court summons. This is a debt I'm sure I have cleared up over the last 7 years, however do not have proof. How do I stop the haras...
"They" may not even own a debt of yours, and the statute of limitations would ahve run if your alleged breach (last payment) was 7 years ago. If you're being chased by a collection agency, as opposed to the creditor who lent you the money, they can do certain things and may not do certain things, under state and federal collection agency law. They can threaten to sue you, but only if it's a genuine threat, and here, 7 years is beyond CO's 3 year statute of limitations for breaches of written contracts or 6 years for collection of debts on account. Threats to take actions that cannot be legally taken are also banned under the law. Here's that part of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act :
Look at the part of this law that says how you can get them to stop calling you, if they don't stop. And the part about how YOU can sue THEM if they persist in violating debt collection law.See question
The first issue is that the MSA that was filed in FL, was not the one that I signed and agreed upon, but the statute of limitations has expired for fraud. I did not agree to pay support after college, but the MSA states I pay as long as the ch...
Yes, Avvo is for relatively short, general questions. Your situation is factually complex and you need your own NJ family lawyer to discuss all the details with and sort this out. Assuming your NJ family law judge retained jurisdiction (authority) over your divorce, this can be enforced and amended as necessary.See question
hello I'm interested in hiring an independent contractor for his social media marketing service. It's month to month contract. should I have him fill out w-9 if his monthly fee is over $600 or if the total amount I'd pay him per year is over $...
I agree with my colleague. You need to tailor your employment contract with this worker to make sure they're really an independent contractor (they retain control over when and where they do their work, they work forother employers, they provide their own equipment, etc. etc.) and not an employee misclassied as an independent contractor.
And yes, you need their tax ID number so you can fill out the proper form at the end of the year.See question
AT&T sold us bundled service with the cell phones we already had and uverse internet. They sold us directv to be bundled with those services and collected a $300 deposit and scheduled the installion. They then refused installation due to an old ac...
Probably not, but no lawyer can tell you much about what you signed without reviewing those documents. I imagine AT&T left themselves lots of loopholes to refuse to perform, or to perform in ways that wouldn't allow to claim breach.
You can either try to resolve this with AT&T's customer service (ask for a supervisor, and that this be escalated to "retention," beacuse they're about to lose you as a customer), hire a lawyer to review your situation with AT&T and advocate on your behalf, or get your deposit back and do business with someone else.See question