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Using a trademarked name as the partial name of a new business

If a company named "XYZ LLC" has the name "XYZ" trademarked, am I infringing if I incorporate an LLC with the name "XYZ" partially in it, e.g., "XYZ Entertainment ...
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Am I liable if I know about copyright enfrigement of software my collegue is copying?

If I know about a colleague who is copying public available code into our software stack, infringing copyright law on purpose, too which extent am I liable under German law? Can I refuse working on ...
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Is it considered copyright infringement if I publish a book on how to do something based on what I learned at a school?

Back in 2012, I took a career exploration at this school. I was so inspired by it that I decided to write a tutorial on how it is done for the purposes of getting started, but not necessarily to ...
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Copyright related issue on publishing a technical book?

I am preparing to publish a technical book on programming that contains figures and charts (like, compiler, linker, ASCII table, keywords list) created by myself by taking references from many sources....
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Trademark Infringement notice for usage of a dictionary word Jacuzzi in app - Google Play Store

I'm a 1-woman independent developer who made an app called Front Jacuzzi Back Corgi - or FJBC for short. Today, I received a trademark infringement notice from Jacuzzi.com It's unexpectedly not from ...
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Trademark infringement potential VS no exclusive use of words in a trademark?

I am seeings various trademarks with disclaimers along the line of: NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "WORD" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN So for example, the WORD is part of two words ...
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Naming App After Copyrighted Game Characters

I happened to name an app I wrote after a kind of Pokemon, it wasn't on purpose. The app isn't a game and has nothing to do with Pokemon. Am I at risk of being sued for copyright infringement?
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Exposing to the public video streaming content

Here's my question: Is it legal to expose tv series from web sites on a mobile platform? Would the developer(s) be sued for creating such a software ? Or since the data is already exposed online(i.e ...
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What is your liability in case the terms of software license are mis-stated?

To install software, you virtually always have to have a license to do so, which states the conditions that you must observe in order to have permission to install the software. Sometimes an ...