Copyrights



Copyrights are forms of intellectual property that protect original works of authorship; literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. This includes novels, plays, songs, software, and paintings from the moment they are created and fixed in a tangible form. Copyright law gives the author or owner of a work the right to control reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance, public display, and translations into other languages or other media. Copyright protection does not protect ideas. Please read on to find a copyright attorney or lawyer from the Lawyers.comsm attorney directory.

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-  Copyrights-  Small Business and Copyright Ownership
-  Protect Your Business' Intellectual Property-  Preparing to Meet An Intellectual Property Lawyer
-  Intellectual Property: Selecting a Good Lawyer-  Copyright
 
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Do-it-Yourself Legal Forms
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-  Provisional Patent Application-  Trademark Registration
-  Release and Authorization to Use Voice and/or Likeness
 
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Ask a Lawyer - Intellectual Property Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Can we be forced to change our band name just because another band has a similar name?
I have been in this band for 2 years and have had no issue with this, an hour ago a band whose name is one letter off of ours messaged us and said we "need" to change our name. After this he claimed they would get their lawyer. Are they able to make us change our name because of this? Or should I just not worry about it?
Can I sell images from the internet in printed format?
I want to create a company that produces physical books made from images found on the internet. Would it be a grey area to sell these books considering the images may or may not be "free". This being said, taking into considering that "sharing" and "pinning" images nets indirect profit, but is accepted on the internet.
If someone has already trademarked a word in a food category for a tea under class ic 005 and ic 030
I don't know what category dietary supplements would fall under.
Could I make pastry with brand names designs on it
I would like to know if I could make and sell pastries with brand names on it, such as Chanel or Gucci. The cakes are made from scratch and the brand names also are done by me from pastry,with unique designs.
Possible Trademark Violation
I am the owner of a trademark. I have noticed several companies that are using my trademark for products. The name is used the same way, and the industry is similar to my industry. I can provide you information with regards to my trademark, and those that I think are infringing.
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