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Register own surname as a trademark

Can I legally register my own surname as a trademark? Supposing my name is Jeck Galifianakis, can I sue by law all the business entities (or maybe individuals too) that hold name Galifianakis in its ...
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How to protect my authorial credit of a book chapter

As part of an internationally dispersed team, I have first-authored a text (along with other authors) which is meant to become a chapter of an academic book. My text was lightly edited in a process of ...
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Can Author or Publisher be sued for this

I recently bought a book which has previous year questions arranged chapter wise for a competitive exam. It has the following statement written on it's cover- Only Books to Contain 100% Questions ...
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Are there any precedents for sombody being held accountable for a mistake in a textbook?

In most modern-day textbooks, especially the ones I've read, a disclaimer is always present which states that the author or the publishing body has tried its best to siphon out all errors, however, in ...
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Apart from trademark protection, what kind of intellectual property protection may logos have according to US law?

Apart from trademark protection, what kind of intellectual property protection may logos have under US law? Could a logo be considered a graphical "work", therefore copyrightable? If it could, how? ...
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Can copyright of a book be extended by the authors relatives?

The book in question is Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". This is a screenshot taken from the amazon listing of the book: https://i.imgur.com/pYt4ws9.png This is the text as ...
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Can i share ebook which i bought to multiple person without enabling them to download

Can i show share ebook which i bought to multiple person without enabling them to download ?. So i won't be making multiple copies of the ebook but will be showing it to multiple users. Is there any ...
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Application code shared between GNU and Comercial software

We have a software of our authory and made by our company, We have licensed a sub part of it as GPL v2 and still develloping a professional version with more features and that shares the code we ...
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Can I make YouTube videos where I read parts of a book aloud

I'm learning languages and in my opinion, one way to improve my skills is to read books aloud. Making it a habit would help me with my vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, etc. I also think there ...
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Is there a fixed amount of time in which a copyright infringement must be ignored even if the creator realizes it?

I shared a derivative book I made without authorization just to share a concise version of the original book with my students. This was plenty of years ago, approximately six years from now. I ...
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What are the legal ramifications of associating a pen name or pseudonym with an image?

I am developing a web site for ebooks and ebook authors and have a question about my legal liability in regard to allowing images to be associated with pen names or pseudonyms. The publishing ...
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Which year to put in copyright notice when mixing old content?

I'm from India and I know that copyright rules may vary from country to country, however, I hope that this question is much general and could be answered based on a general convention. I'm writing a ...
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What to do about images whose author is unknown?

Just as an example, images like this http://www.wallpapersxl.com/wallpaper/1366x768/lord-of-the-rings-nature-69103.html are all around the web. They all feature the lotr ring inscription, and ...
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Lossless version as proof of copyright in court, alternative protection measures

I'm a little paranoid about being plagiarized. Let's say I publish music on Youtube (for example) and several blogs. I only publish the audio on a compressed lossy format. I keep safe on my hard ...
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Is it a personal care or a Company care to correct the list of Authors of a Patent owned by the Company?

My name was missed in several patents issued by a Company with whom I was in the past. I contacted a very experienced Attorney in Employer-Employee Relations for an advice. His belief was that I ...
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If I don't sign a contract for the publication of my works, who is the copyright owner?

I worked as illustrator, cartoonist and writer for some magazines and books in Italy (on paper and on line), but I never signed any contract and I never received money. Some publisher asked to me to ...
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Author rights and math exercises found on books

I'm building an education related product with some friends and we're planning on using exercises we find on various books for the guides. Our question is if the math exercises belong to them and ...
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Can you duplicate copyright for a copyright transfer?

Normally, when you do a copyright transfer, you're no longer the holder of the copyright, and thus cannot make a copyright claim (in other words, cannot assert copyright in the source code; but can ...