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Jean Perwin is a Miami based attorney who specializes in Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, and General Corporate Law.

What’s In A Name?

I have a friend that was contacted by another party who has trademarked the same production company name my friend uses. Unfortunately, my friend never trademarked the name but does hold the longer dba.

The Legality of Spin Offs

I’ve been asked to write for a character in a series of comic books. Should the publisher and I do a licensing agreement or writer-for-hire? When I decide to spin-off from that character to the character, what type of agreement should I obtain?

Common Law Trademark

A former client filed federal trademark registration a week after our name suggestion and it is currently published for opposition. Does my firm own the copyright or common law trademark to the name?

Artist vs. Buyer: Who is the Real Owner?

Design-related legal, copyright, trademark, or intellectual property rights confusion? NoD guest author and legal expert Jean S. Perwin is taking questions. If you have questions for Jean, email them to us using editor (at) notesondesign.net. Jean will …

Copyright Transfer of Rights and Buyout Price

NoD guest author and legal expert Jean S. Perwin takes your questions.

Trademark Fair Use

I’m a graphic designer who has recently done some campaign work for a local county race. The initials of the client are M.M. and this person desperately wanted to include some M&M candy type reference in the campaign materials.

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Sales Agreements and Refunds

By Jean Perwin Design-related legal, copyright, trademark, or intellectual property rights confusion? NoD guest author and legal expert Jean S. Perwin is taking questions. If you have questions for Jean, email them to us using editor (at) notesondesign …

Ask Jean!

You asked your legal, copyright, and trademark questions, and Jean has answered! All questions are culled from the comments section attached to the original ‘Ask Jean’ post. We invite you to ask more questions. Dear Jean, Hope all is well with you. I a …

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