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How do I get a release or permission use the space needle in a drawing I done that represents the 12's and seattle.: 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 need something from them whom would I write to.

Asked 7 months ago in Copyright

John’s answer: 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.

Answered 7 months ago.


Is this site a scam? For example, what percentage of questions get answered in this forum? : I posted a question, now sense I wasted my time...

Asked 7 months ago in Intellectual Property

John’s answer: 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.

Answered 7 months ago.


Send a lawyer letter to amazon for its brand infringement and offer me the cost.: 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 amazon.
The unauthorized and unchaseable product supply causes sales lost and the brand image ruin to us.
Our brand is checkable in USPTO site, which mean the brand is alive a several months ago.
And we saved all the proof.
Who could representative us to sue amazon for its brand infringement action and offer the cost by the way.

Asked 7 months ago in Intellectual Property

John’s answer: 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.

Answered 7 months ago.