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  1. NiTride

    Can you sell fan made products that are related to IP

    Hi all I am quite confused when it comes to IP and what is permitted and not permitted. I am very new to all of this and only recently started designing products, and trying to build a small business. I decided at one point to create some products "as a fan" based on other franchises and...
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    VIC how does Copywrite apply to course curriculums?

    Hi! I want to make an online video series about covering media studies, I've been looking at the Melbourne uni curriculum and was thinking to use it in conjunction with curriculums from other public unis (like Swinburne or RMIT) to form a sort of Frankenstein's monster curriculum to make media...
  3. Bobelix

    TAS Do I Need a licensing agreement or similar?

    I am a photographer. I am putting together a photo book that shows images of what I think fictional characters would carry with them every day. For example, what does Han Solo carry every day? What does a Star Trek officer carry on an away mission? Do I need the permission of the copyright...
  4. OptionalSettings

    NSW Ex-wife demanding equity in newly formed business

    My ex-wife is claiming she has a right to equity (or payment of some kind) in a company I formed 2 years after we separated. Some quick background - while we were married I developed a piece of software in my spare time. We separated two years ago and reached a financial settlement via court...
  5. J

    VIC Matriarch VS Matriarch

    Hi, I am just wanting to ask for some advice for a matter to do with Entertainment Law and more accurately Copy Write Infringement. I released a short film in 2014 titled Matriarch, I have recently discovered a feature film also named Matriarch. Both my film and theirs share the same plot...
  6. R

    NSW Trademark in username part of email address

    Context: I own my own personal domain name, and have done so for many years. Because I own my own domain, I have literally infinite possible email addresses. I use this by giving a different email alias to every organisation I ever deal with... usually of the form similar to...
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    NSW Intellectual Property Law of Street Photographs?

    My sister is a photographer (with professional Nikon gears) and most people praise her that her photos are really beautiful whether it is landscape, wedding, people, venue etc. She tried doing a few wedding, family portrait photographs but it is really difficult to do business as there are so...
  8. J

    VIC Trademark Based on a Copyrighted Work - Opinions?

    Could I get an opinion and comments from a lawyer with qualifications in intellectual property law, please? Some time ago, I registered a trademark in Australia. It is a “fancy” kind of trademark. (One famous example of a “fancy” kind of trademark is the Instagram logo.) The design of the...
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    NSW Patent Protection Under Intellectual Property Law?

    Hi there. We are a young company (still learning). I've been manufacturing a BBQ like product for the past 5 years. We had a new design concept where we can make our product more wind protected by changing the design of the outer shell (18 Month Project). We made moulds with a factory in china...
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    VIC Builder quotation with inflated prices

    We decided to build with one of the volume builder 9 months ago with a view to start building in June 2018. We had an initial budget and required custom design due to our requirements. On our first meeting, the sales consultant showed us, our dream home was within our budget including upgrades...