My grandma took $6000 out of my dads bank account after he died and I'm the legal heir.
A POA, unless "durable" is not meant to grant authority after death or incapacity. One issue is what the language of the POA says and what the money was used for.
Someone who dies intestate with a child has more than just you as an heir..Their parents are also heirs, and your mother may also be an heir.
You're best off seeing your own probate litigator.See question
I have a small business that I run from my home. I design and make vinyl decals for businesses and for individual customers locally and all across the United States. I want to start offering a vinyl application fluid that consists of 3 ingredients...
Running a business takes structure. A DBA is just a fictitious business name that leaves you personally exposed, so forming a business entity is one of the things you should do, and no, just because the 3 constituents of this fluid are simple, that doesn't mean you won't get sued. Doing your own legal work to create a "warning sheet" for your product is not a good idea, and it's not enough. You need to label your products you want to sell properly. Another concern is your designs. You need to make sure you're not commiting controbutory copyright infringement by creating designs that infringe on copyrights and trademarks owned by other.
Among the things you should do:
-Form a corporation or LLC.
-Have written contracts with your vendors and with your customers.
-Register your business name, if availabel and viable, for a federal trademark.
-You state you're already selling your products across the US, so you're presumably acquired the domain name for your decals, and you can sell this adhesive there also. Your website needs appropriate disclosures and disclaimers, as do your products' labelling.
-You need liability insurance.
See your own IP/business lawyer for help.See question
Whinnie the Pooh has been around for a while of course, but I don't want to get in trouble if I start distributing it on Popcorn Time . . . what's the law on this? I'm assuming at one time it was copyrighted but that expired, right?
Your question seems to assume that the company that owns these valuable rights to films and products featuring this fictional animated character hasn't protected them with all available copyright extensions and trademark registrations, and that's naive.
As is the case when seeking to exploit IP rights that seem to belong to others, see your own P counsel for help.See question
Owned the van since 2010. It is certified to be the only vehicle used for filming. Fox Searchlight partners have paid me for its use in advertising campaigns in 2011 and 2014. What are my licensing rights as the property owner in essence. It is a...
You own the van itself, yes, but you don't own the film's rights to the characters or name of that film or to whatever deisgn is on the van.
As my colleague points out, if your van is parked in a public place, anyone can take a photograph of it.
As for licensing merch rights to products made from images of the van's design, the studio, not you, owns the van's design.
This is similar to owning a CD or a book or a painting or a sculpture. You own your copy of the object embodying the IP, and you can do whatever you want with this object, but you don't own the IP contained in it.
See your own IP/business lawyer for strategies about how to best monetize your asset.See question
I am wondering if creating a performance video of my skills in dance and showcase my abilities in acrobatics if I can use mainstream music when videotaping and uploading to youtube? can dance performance videos be counted as "fair use" or would i...
An easy option is to use music you yourself own for your performance video. If you can't create your own music, you could commission it from a musician so you'd own it. If you go this route, you need to have a written agreement that says that it's a specially comissioned work and you as a buyer are the copyright owner.
If you want to use "mainstream music," and you mean well-known pre-recorded recordings owned by a record label embodying musical compositions owned by songwriters' music publishers, then you must have a license, or you'll get used by both the owner of the recording and owner of the composition embodied within the recording.
A license wouldn't necessarily be cheap or even possible to get. What you need is a "synch" license allowing you to synch someone's music with your dance/acrobatic video. Some copyright owners will not grants licenses for uses of their music in someone else's video. Others will grant the licenses but charge significant prices to do so.
Your best bet for any project involving the use of someone else's intellectual property is to consult your own IP counsel.See question
Hello, I'd like to publish a book illustrated with dozens of Internet memes (but just the funny photos, not the text). However, I have no idea how to track down the original photographers. How does a website like KnowYourMeme.com (or its parent...
Your concern should not be what any other user does. Some infringers have not been sued yet, and are being sued, and you may not know about it.
You have to circumspect in considering the copyrightability of intellect property. One can say, for 3 examples, that all paintings are eligible for copyright protection and no slogans or recipes are phrase "internet meme" refers to IP that can take many forms, such as an image, hyperlink, video, website, or hashtag. It could be a word or phrase, including an intentional misspelling. So it's dangerous to lump them all these different kinds of expressions into a single kind of work.
You apparently just mean photographs. Each work has to be considered individually. Some could conceivable not contain sufficient originaliy to be eligible for copyright, but assuming they are eligible, the first place to look for copyright claims is the photograph itself. Many photographs contain watermarks and/or notices with the name of the clamant, the year created and the word Copyright or the symbol of a c in a circle. That's a clear sign that if you use that work without a license, you can sued for infringement, and your misue would be considered willful and subject to damages of $150,000 per work, as well as for statutory damages and attorney's fees.
If a work is registered, the U.S. Copyright database would contain it. Of course, there are also "common law" unregistered copyrights, and if an owner hasn't registered their work for a copyright, they can still sue for infringement, but would need to prove actual damages. There is risk when a copyright isn't registered, but there are also more limits on the ability to redress infringement.
Your best bet is to consult your own IP counsel before using works that belong to others.See question
What happens when you file a lawsuit in the United States and the person only has bank accounts located in countries do not recognize judgments rendered by U.S. courts? He has no assets that can be taken in the United States. His only source of in...
You've answered your own question. If you file a lawsuit and you win a judgment, that's just a piece of paper. Collecting a judgment is another matter entirely. If your judgment debntor has no assets you can reach, and doesn't care about the ding to their credit that an unpaid judgment will cause, then there's not much point to the cost and effort of a lawsuit.See question
I was involved in an accident in October 2016. There was an issue with the insurance and I found out my vehicle was not covered the day of the accident. I found the policy was paid up through October 7, 2016, four day before the accident and my ne...
No. A creditor doesn't have to negotiate with a debtor, or warn them before suing them, even though it makes sense to do those things.
You informed your recditor you had no insurance coverage, so you had to have expected they would sue you and expect to collect from you rather from your insurer.
You owe someone, but you don't owe 2 companies. If the other party's carrier has assigned the claim to a collection agent, ask to see a written assignment, so you know who owns the claim against you. Then you meed to verify the debt, so you can see exactly what you owe. Then you can try to negotiate a settlement before they sue you.
You should also check your credit at www.annualcreditreport.com to see if any of this is on there.See question
During a phone call an agent misunderstood my instruction to leave a vehicle on a personal policy and not to move it to a commercial one as an instruction to drop coverage entirely. I received no notification that any change in coverage had occurr...
I agree with my colleague, and if you removed a car from your coverage, you'd get a refund.
Are your personal and commercial policiies combined on 1 invoice? Are you insuring several vehicles? Have you got online access to these separate accounts?
Lots of detail you will need to discuss with an insurance litigator.See question
I broke up with a guy and he's all upset about it and has and still is going around posting nude pictures of me and saying and texting people I don't even know crazy things bout me
He's violating your privacy rights. See a business litigator ASAP so you can stop this, and get these posts taken down and if appropriate, sue for defamation as well as for viol.ation of your privacy rights. If you're a minor, this may also be criminal, and appriate to call the police.
Of course you now realize that empowering someone, anyone, with nude pictures of you was very foolish. With Photoshop, it's not hard to fake a picture, but here, you contributed to someone doing this to you. They say the internet is the opposite of gravity, and what goes up never comes down. Even if it's p;ossible, it'll be very difficult to undo what you enabled this ex to do to you. Assuming you want to get into school, get a job, be taken seriously, etc., you will NEVER give anyone compromising photos again.See question