Trademarks



Trademarks are forms of intellectual property that protect identifying marks that distinguish goods or services. To be a trademark, the mark must be identified in the minds of consumers with a particular source of a good or service. Trademarks come in different levels of protection or "strengths," including generic marks, descriptive marks, suggestive marks, and arbitrary or fanciful marks. Please read on to find a trademark attorney, lawyer, trademark information, or to learn more about trademark law.

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Ask a Lawyer - Intellectual Property Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Is diclosing Email messages of another party illegal ?
I have been exchanging emails with a friend of mine over a certain topic and it came to my knowledge that he means to publish my emails and use them as arguments. Don't i have a say in all of this ?
I received a letter from Johnson and Pham LLP, what should i do?
On July 10th I received a certified letter from the US customs and border protection regarding of seizure notification for counterfeit merchandising. Apparently, there were 52units of fitness products of Focus T25. However i didn't order anything whatsoever of that nature. by the way, They held the package and was never signed tho. But it has my full name and address. So I called the custom penalty fees department for advice and was told to do a handwriting petition letter explaining what happened then send it back along with a check mark option stating to abandon the property, so i did. But few days later i received a regular first class letter from the law firm "Johnson and Pham llp" attorneys basically demanding me for trademark, copyright infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution and unfair business practices. Also want me to send them a check for $15000 for the complaint damages. What are my option at this point? Thank
The question pertains to copyright.
Sarah, Jim's 6 year old daughter, is a very prolific, if moderately talented artist. Still, Jim loves Sarah's pictures out of parental pride and affection. Consequently he is shocked when during a visit to a greeting card store in a local mall Sarah exclaims: "Daddy, that's my picture." Sure enough, one of Sarah's pictures graces the cover of a series of cards produced by Kidsart Inc. being sold in the store. Jim believes that if anyone should be profiting from Sarah's works, it should be Sarah and her family, not Kidsart Inc. Does he have a case? No, because a child cannot own property. No, because there is insufficient skill and judgment shown in the work for there to be copyright protection in it. Yes, because as creator of the picture, Sarah owns the copyright in it. No, because a child is not a "creator" within the meaning of the Copyright Act. Yes, but in the tort of conversion, not under copyright law.
Can I own the rights to a business proposal?
I am writing a business proposal for a real estate company where the company's sole financial gain is contingent on the proposal. Do I need a copyright license agreement or can I use an agreement I drafted myself with the terms and conditions I specified?
Can my former employer continue to use the programs I wrote after I'm gone?
I worked for a manufacturing company, through a staffing agency, running a machine and drawing CAD files. I was laid off yesterday. When I went to collect my belongings I was informed that they had broken into my personal laptop, which I used to write the programs, to "get our files off of your computer". They had done this the previous day, while I was out sick, before they let me know that I had been laid off. They deleted all of "their" files from my laptop,which included CAD files that I had personally created from scratch, and some personal files that I had on there as well. I wrote most of the programs on my own laptop using my own camera and measuring equipment due to the fact that most of theirs was sub par and nearly unusable on most projects. Is there any recourse that I can take?
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