I sent for a copy write to the library of congress of my drawing with a two headed eagle with the space needle in the back round. I received the copyright 18 months ago I received a cease order from there sales department. Where do I stand If I n...
My guess is that you got a cease and desist letter from the entity that is trying to secure trademark rights for the number 12 on behalf of the Seattle Seahawks. The last time I checked, that trademark registration application had been opposed by another person here in Seattle who was doing a similar business.
The problem you have encountered is likely the product of an entity trying to secure trademark rights that they don't have any right to by threatening enough people with a lawsuit that eventually everyone just assumes they actually own the rights. In other words, tell a lie enough times and eventually it becomes the truth.
But your specific question is too vague to answer. To whom would you write about what? One can presume that you could write a letter back to whoever sent you a letter.
I posted a question, now sense I wasted my time...
The others are all correct. This site is not a scam and very many people get helpful answers to their questions. However, sometimes people think they can post questions to basically have attorneys handle their legal troubles for free on line. Questions like: "here is a link to something I made. Is that copyright infringement?" This is not the right place for questions like that. This site is for general legal questions; questions about the law. This is not the right site, for example, to ask someone to tell you precisely what to do in your particular circumstances.See question
Amazon sell the product under my brand without any permission. We, as the brand owner, never authorize any one to sell our product to amazon. Even we have list my product in the amazon vendor express center. But we don't sell any one item to ama...
What you are experiencing is an increasingly-common problem with Amazon retailers. Counterfeiters and other improper companies take advantage of Amazon's marketplace to compete the legitimate rights-holders for many, many products. Several companies have tried to put pressure on Amazon to make its registration requirements more stringent to help combat the problem, but Amazon refuses. We have taken Amazon to one jury trial so far in an attempt to force the company to address this problem. But until Amazon is held accountable for its own lax business practices, unfortunately this problem will continue. I wish you luck with your particular situation, but understand that you are not alone.See question
I've written a novel called "The Wish. It is a sequel to the classic romantic comedy "Roman Holiday" However, I can not move forward with my book without permission from Paramount Pictures due to copy right laws. Is there anyway I can write or s...
Basically, there is no way to make them read your work. And even if you could ask someone there, it is beyond certain that they would not read your work even if you could ask. The reason is the production companies get sued all the time by individuals who claim that this successful movie or that are a derivative work of something that was mailed to them. And to be honest, I don't blame them. That is why they typically work only with agents who pre-screen manuscripts and are less likely to get them sued.See question
I recently hired a wedding photographer for my wedding. When she sent me the link to access the online "raw" album where all photos of friends and family as well as all general wedding photos she wrote in the email that we are not allowed to publi...
The bottom line is that there is no way you could possibly provide us with enough information on this web site to properly advise you. That is why this site is for general legal questions, not specific "can I do this?" types of questions.
So generally speaking, the terms of a contract govern the transaction. So if the terms of the contract prevent you from doing what you did, but you did it anyway, then that would likely constitute a breach of the contract. But that doesn't end the inquiry. Much more has to be determined. Like was it a material provision of the contract, is there a cure provision, are there other circumstances which may influence the outcome, etc. You need to sit down with an actual attorney and bring your contract. That is the only way you can get any advice upon which you should rely.See question
A US based company is manufacturing a product overseas that infringes on my US-patented product. They’re then selling this product to overseas sellers/distributors and getting paid directly to a US based business bank account. All communications p...
Yours is actually a very difficult question. Most lawyers want to tell you that your US patent can offer you some hope for protection, but what they don't want to tell you is that the protection would be difficult (meaning expensive) to obtain. I believe your question is simple: Can you just sue the other US company for patent infringement. The honest answer is likely not, at least not for typical direct patent infringement for selling infringing products. But all is not lost. There are several avenues that you can take to try and get some relief. The ITC has been mentioned, but you should know that an ITC action does not carry with it the recovery of money damages. There are some theories of indirect infringement, such as induced infringement. But those theories come with a few very significant elements that you must prove on top of just infringement.
The bottom line is that your question touches on a large number of issues in some pretty esoteric and complicated areas of the law. Trying to make a decision based on free advice you get from the Internet is, bluntly, foolish. You should really sit down with a real, live attorney who practices in this area and discuss the details of your situation. There are just too many variables and questions for you to get useful advice here for your particular situation.See question
We own a website directory that allows members to post articles along with a photo. If a member posts a photo they don't have permission to use, could we be held liable for copyright infringement? It's clear on the website that the articles and ph...
I generally agree with my colleagues that the DMCA may protect you in this situation, but only if you have taken steps to avail yourself of the DMCA's protections. The DMCA has a safe-harbor provision that immunizes folks in your general situation as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) but (and this is a big "but") only if you have registered yourself as an ISP. There is a registry where you can sign up as an ISP and there are some requirements and a fee, of course. If you have not gone through those steps, then you are unfortunately in the same position as the person who posted the image.
I highly recommend that you contact counsel experienced in these matters.
I was quoted on several news organizations over the past couple months including Forbes, AOL Finance, Huff Post, etc... Am I allowed to put "as seen on" on my website and have their logos? Can I put links to the articles? The company that d...
Obviously you can use your own quotes, and you can put links to those other sites on your own website. You can probably also include language like "as seen on . . ." in connection with the link. But your website developer is correct in being concerned about using the logos of those other sites on your sites. As you say, you worked hard to get your quotes on those sites, but those sites worked hard to build their reputations and meaning in their logos. Your desire to associate yourself with their logos, although understandable, could run afoul of trademark law.
Bottom line, don't copy other people's stuff. That includes logos. Point to their site where they quote you if you want, but don't copy their stuff without their permission. It's possible those sites may have some guidance on their own websites about how you can use their logos with their permission. But don't do it without their permission.
I'm waiting on the email that needed to be signed about the phone calls that came from santander I was told that I would receive it in three weeks I got the call on September 2 2016
As the other's have said, please provide some context and information so that we can understand what you are asking. You surely can't be asking us to tell you what your own lawyer's name is. So please help us understand what it is you are asking.See question
My mothers cousin has been collecting family photos and information for years and years. She now says she has copyrighted all of what she collected to keep the other family members from it. Can one member do that with family info?
The short answer is no. The long answer is more like it depends on who authored whatever it is she is collecting. Bottom line, only the author of a work owns the copyright in that work unless it is transferred in writing. The copyright in photos is the property of whoever took the photo. You don't own the copyright just because you are holding a photo. And information is not per se copyrightable. The expression of information can be, but not the information itself. In other words, if your mother's cousin wrote down the entire history of your family, she would own the copyright in what she wrote (because she wrote it) but she would not own the history of your family. Facts and data are not copyrightable. That's why football scores are not copyrightable. Anyone can report the score of a football game without worrying that ESPN or Fox or someone will sue them for copyright infringement.See question