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I have been cyber stalked and I want my name, address, etc removed from search results on the internet. How do I get a court order?
You write: "I want my name, address, etc removed from search results on the internet."
Your name, address, and all other publicly-available factual information about you is in the public domain [as is mine and everyone else's]. Those facts about you do not belong to you -- they belong to everyone. You have no right under the law to have that information removed from anywhere, including on publicly-available websites. If someone is harassing you in some way via the web then contact each website administrator where it's occuring and complain. Good luck.See question
I just found out some one recently made a Derogatory Post about me Using My Photo Without My Permission. Is there anything I can Do legally?? I Am Too Old To Be Fighting and I Figured I'd Go A Different Route Thank You
Report the post to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/181495968648557?helpref=faq_contentSee question
Not sure what I am doing wrong but I have reached out to a few IP attorneys (via contact pages on their websites) and provided them a brief description of the "x" that I need trade secret/ PI on and none of them have even extended a courtesy of a ...
The way to get an intellectual property attorney's attention is to explain that you have a solid business background or have done a significant amount of reading and learning about your particular industry, that you have a market-tested business plan and to execute it you need the services of an intellectual property attorney, and you have the money to pay for those services. Everyone thinks their "X" info/processes have real value. Whether they do or not will be up to the marketplace -- your attorney doesn't really care. That relationship is simple: his or her services for your money [paid at an hourly rate]. Good luck.See question
Ok I understand that Descriptive marks can be registered if they require secondary meaning, while generic marks cannot be registered at all. BUT I am still having a little trouble understanding the difference in telling which marks are descriptiv...
The court rulings linked-to below provide good explanations on how courts distinguish generic from descriptive marks.
I am interested in starting a small business from home. I would be buying purses/bags from a supplier in CA and personalizing them by embroidering them with a leather stamp and reselling (Etsy, EBay, and similar). I have a few questions: 1. Am I ...
Federal unfair competition law prohibits false descriptions and false designations of origin when advertising or selling goods or services in commerce. 15 U.S.C. 1125(a). Each of our states also has an analogous statute and common law that also prohibits false designations of origin.
Buying a branded product, removing the brand identifier, and then re-selling the product either unbranded or under a different brand is a type of false designation of origin called “reverse passing off.”
Many others have asked throughout the years about re-selling others’ products. You should read those questions and responses. There will be much more information there than can be provided in response to your single question. After you read them, discuss your business plan with your own Virginia-licensed intellectual property attorney.
A relative has asked a member of our family for their recipes so that they may be published in a book. I believe the book is to be written for profit for the relative, but don't know many other business or market details. What are the issues to ...
As my colleagues note, a recipe -- if only a list of ingredients and stock cooking instructions -- is not copyrightable. The consequence is that anyone may lawfully reproduce the recipe once lawfully acquired.
Contrary to my colleagues, I very seriously doubt your family member's recipes are trade secrets. Not only are they likely not maintained in a confidential manner, they've also likely been disclosed to others and, in any event, there are most likely no "competitors" who could benefit from knowing them because your family member doesn't use them in trade.
The leverage your family member has is that she has exclusive possession of the recipes. The relative who wants to publish them can't physically access them without her assistance. That's what she has to sell: access.
Your family member can negotiate a deal that exchanges access for ... whatever -- money, attribution, creative control over the recipe's presentation, a promise the relative will [or won't] attend family Christmas events or whatever else she think's important. That's the upside. The downsides are that she will have to help curate the recipes and, once published, everyone in the world will have the right to make the food items described.
Your family member needs to discuss all of this with her own New Jersey-licensed intellectual property attorney. Good luck.See question
I have a mixtape series called "who's litt this month?" on a free mixtape app. I was notified by somebody else Who had a mixtape called "Lit this Month" saying that my work was copyright infringement even though mines is spelled differently & not ...
I think you're saying that you make publicly available a mixtape of various artists' songs that you've named "Who's Litt This Month" and another person makes available a mixtape of other artists' songs that he's named "Lit This Month." That other person is accusing you of copyright infringement.
He's wrong. Neither of the names of the mixtapes are protected under copyright law -- they're too short and, therefore, insufficiently creative for copyright to attach. Moreover, the title of any one, particular artistic work such as a mixtape is not protected under trademark law either. In short, it frequently happens that the same or very similar title is used to name artistic works [books, movies, songs, etc.] created by different people. If each is a one-off work then that outcome is permissible under the law.
You should not respond to the other person's infringement accusation yourself but, rather, find a Georgia-licensed intellectual property attorney to do so for you. Visit the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts webpage at http://glarts.org/legal-services/for-artists/ to help track one down. Good luck.
Note: I'm assuming, of course, that you have permission to include those various artists' songs on your mixtape. As you know, some artists freely permit such use -- and some do not.See question
I sell products on Amazon and a competitor who sells a similar product has stolen photos that I took of my product and covered up my logo and is now using these images on their Amazon listing. Is this a copyright violation? Do I have any recourse ...
Amazon has an online infringement notification page here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports/infringement Fill it in and Amazon should take down the page(s) displaying your photographs. Make sure, of course, that they really are your photographs.See question