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- Does Using Bitcoins Increase Your Odds of Being Audited?
With the Internal Revenue Service attempting to wage war on Bitcoin companies such as Coinbase, it is possible that these agencies of the government may attempt to use the client and customer base to audit and progress to criminal charges against some. While this is a possibility, it does not mean anyone with Bitcoin funds run the risk of an audit.
- TV Documentary about My Family Without My Cooperation – What Are My Rights?
When a person or family story becomes interesting enough that a news, documentary team or movie writer wants to put it on screen, there are usually options to purchase it. However, when the story displays on screen without anyone contacted or bargained with for buying the rights, the person or family affected may have legal recourse.
- Misappropriation of Personal Image and Possible Remedies
Stealing or misappropriating the likeness of someone’s image may lead to legal action against the perpetrator when no permission is given or payment received for the action. Knowing what remedies are available and how to pursue them is important for the target of these actions which may occur through the help of a lawyer.
- Intellectual Property Expert Witness Describes Domain Name Trademark Infringement
Infringement in intellectual property occurs with frequency depending on how interesting or attractive the domain name is and how well it may appeal to the online audience. Experts in this field may have the knowledge and experience to explain to the judge or jury panel how the infringement affects the owner and his or her ecommerce business.
- Does the “First Sale Doctrine” Protect Me if I Create Saleable Items Using Existing Products?
Selling of products that are originally one or more different items is difficult based on certain factors that could negatively affect the individual or business attempting the sale. There are trademark laws in place that protect the intellectual property such as designs or processes in trade secrets which may alter or change what may occur with these sales.
- Expert Witness Testimony on Similarity of Works in Copyright Infringement Claim
Copyright infringement is a rampant crime in the age where technology rules over these matters, and the issues with copyrighted works being copied and distributed increases each year. However, the need for an expert witness arises when similar works are fashioned from the original that are similar enough to lead to infringement claims against the author.
- How Do I Develop a Strong Patent?
Applying for a patent and then developing a strong application for the invention often requires an expert’s assistance, and this could lead to further costs when a patent lawyer has been hired. Many applicants that first start the process may require a portfolio with great value to get to the point where a patent application and then invention are considered strong.
- Costs Associated with Trademarks and Patents
When obtaining a trademark for a company, products or services, the costs may be extensive depending on how the owner decides to apply, and this could alter if he or she expands from one state to the nation or globally. Patents are equally expensive, and may be registered similarly through one location or around the entire world.
- Estate Planning: What About the Intellectual Property?
Despite good intentions, many people do not get serious about completing their estate planning and estate documents until late in life. Even when they do, they focus on which individuals will inherit the tangible assets – such as houses, land, money, jewelry, stock and other investments.
- Can the Government Make You Keep Your Invention a Secret Without Compensating You?
The government has suppressed many patents and other similar items in the name of national security, and this has created various problems for patent owners. However, knowing when the government is able to do so without compensating the owner is important, as there may be action that could be pursued when the process is not valid.