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For questions concerning the ownership of ideas, designs and creative work. Specific IP tags include copyright, trademark, and patents.

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Of course another applicant can use that language. What they can't do is register the same trademark for the same goods or services. If the goods or services protected by a trademark were required t …
answered Aug 10 '16 by phoog
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This sounds completely incorrect to me. First, subsequent research is not normally a "derivative work" for the purpose of copyright, since copyright doesn't protect your ideas but only the particular …
answered May 5 by phoog
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For these examples, the principle motivation is probably to separate the different brands into different companies for accounting and for potential future sale.
answered Jul 12 '15 by phoog
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You probably can. There are a few questions here. First, is the message protected by copyright? In general, it probably is, but there are many exceptions that might allow you to use it without perm …
answered May 9 by phoog
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A bankrupt company's assets are transferred to its creditors. This includes intangible assets such as trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. Whoever ends up with the rights to the …
answered Jul 1 '15 by phoog
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However, this uses the text "rights in an invention"; does that cover copyright? Yes. (Is this the correct law?) It certainly seems to be. Does "Relate … to the employer's business" cov …
answered Jul 29 '15 by phoog
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This could be a problem if the consultancy agreement contains a provision that assigns to the client any copyright in any code created by the consultant. That is why there should be no such provision …
answered Oct 16 '18 by phoog
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The person could seek protection, but could well be unsuccessful. Such a person should register the separate parts of the word mark separately. An application for such registration might or might no …
answered Jun 10 by phoog
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No, it's not saying that Google owns your app. It's saying that Google owns Google maps. You'll find that the capitalized terms Service and Content are defined earlier in the terms of service. In p …
answered Jan 19 '16 by phoog
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Even if you're good in English and very knowledgeable about legal jargon, you should not write your own contract. To write a good contract, you must know the law, not just the jargon. The person wri …
answered Sep 6 by phoog
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The opera may be in the public domain, but unless the performance is from several decades ago, which I assume is not the case, the performance is not in the public domain. The video therefore has cop …
answered Sep 3 by phoog