Intellectual Property Licensing

Intellectual property, such as copyrights, trademarks, and patents require written intellectual property licensing agreements. A licensing agreement or license is a contractual right that gives someone permission to engage in a defined activity or to use certain property, including intellectual property, that is owned by someone else. These intellectual property law regulations are essential to enforcing the owner's rights in intellectual property. Please read on to find an intellectual property lawyer or attorney from the Lawyers.comsm attorney directory.

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-  Licensing Agreements-  Employee Inventions
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Intellectual Property Licensing FAQs
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Do-it-Yourself Legal Forms
-  Copyright Registration-  Trademark Cease and Desist
-  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 i share someone else's YouTube Video on my Brands social channels?
I am working on our Brand's strategy for social. Given a new partnership, we want to share some YouTube videos created by other users (random internet users, not brands). These videos are 'songs' from our new partner¿ the videos where *not* uploaded by the author and could potentially be copyright infringement. Would we be liable for re-posting this content, or is the uploaded liable?
Will I be infringing on trademarks by selling parody humor t shirts?
I am creating a company that sells funny shirts for nerds. our site is There are some designs on there like an image of Captain Piccard on the toilet with the captain, "Captain's Log". We also have a batman on and a Darth Vader one. The designs are made by our artists, but does depict existing characters. Am I in danger of getting sued for selling these? Are they protected as parodies?
I Have some quesions about comic book rights
im looking foward soon to registrate my comic books ,what are the steps that i need to follow in order to registrate the brand and work, the trademark names,logos ,design,how much will i need to pay to do so ,ect 2question if an unknown artist for an example name is "the zac man" and i want to put my superhero name "zac man "can i get in trouble???, since i dont know if theres any confusion in the trademark name from a unknown artist and a comic superhero the thing is for example, "sting" the wrestler and "sting" the artist have the same trademark name but since they are from different areas, theres no confusion on that, in other words i dont know if that case apply st o me another question is if i use the name of a movie ex. "the cure or the vision," as a group of people that take place in a comic, for example that work for the nasa , can i get in trouble too? i do not know since these names has a diffrent meaning and roles in the movie and the comic so i do not know if its ok
Can I copyright my software?
I developed software that acts as an interface to a 3rd party software. The program I developed does not contain any code from said 3rd party software. It was developed using a confidential manual acquired through my current employer. With out said 3rd party software, my program does not do anything.
Can I use a NCAA coaches name on a tee shirt without licensing?
I would like to print some college tee shirts with no logos on them. Only words which would include a popular coaches first name and the tee shirt will be the teams color. Can i do that without permission or licensing?
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Intellectual Property Licensing Lawyer Web Sites
 -  California Intellectual Property Lawyer - Fergus, A Law Office
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Washington Attorney - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Attorney - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
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