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Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Copyright Matters – Interview with Andrew Skale, Member, Mintz Levin
What Damages Can I Recover If My Copyright Is Infringed Upon?
William Faulkner v. Woody Allen: Copyright Fight
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
Legal Trends: Where is the action in copyright law today?
Copyright Safe Harbors: Establishing Protection Against Infringement Claims
SCOTUS Takes "Grey Market" Goods Resale Case
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
If your startup company is working on developing an app, remember that the app, or the development process, raises intellectual property issues that you should consider. ...more
Franchisors that have developed successful programs in their home countries will frequently consider expansion opportunities in other countries. In the past, the U.S. was not necessarily an attractive venue in light of the...more
As we already discussed, 3D printing technologies facilitates the creation of things but also is a great issue for managing traditional IP rights.
This is a technology that will challenge more and more an effective...more
There is a brand new exposer of potential intellectual property violations on the scene, meet LogoThief.
“We exist to name and shame logo thieves and all others who plagiarise the work of logo designers.”
"Often [intellectual property] is the most valuable asset to the company, bar none, more than the building, more valuable than the land that it sits on."
-The Recorder, November 30, 2006
What does it take to get a...more
When is the right time to publicly announce a new business idea or product? It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of a new business or product launch, but without careful planning, a public announcement may hinder...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Intellectual Property attorney Maria Crimi Speth discusses various legal issues a company should be aware of when launching a new website....more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
Generally, the owners, officers and employees of a corporation or limited liability company are not personally liable for the actions or conduct of their companies. However, a recent decision by the United States District...more
Kevin McCabe, a director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, discusses the importance of doing a proper diligence investigation before a merger, acquisition, or other significant corporate...more
No Case or Controversy in DJ Against Patentee Who Sued Manufacturer’s Customers: Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Alberta Telecommunications Research Center -
In a non-precedential opinion addressing declaratory judgment...more
In this issue:
- How Capitol Records v. Vimeo Shapes the Content Stream
- Internet Platform Held Liable for Counterfeit Sales – Hope for Brand Owners
- Daily Journal quotes Greg Sater on native...more
There has been a lot of legal activity in connection with Ms. Lee, her book title and trademark applications filed for “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.” For instance, Ms. Lee filed a trademark application for use of “TO KILL A...more
Gone are the days where live music performances consist solely of flashing lights, backup dancers and pyrotechnics. Today’s artists utilize massive video screens to coordinate descriptive images with their music. The...more
In This Issue:
..Private Antitrust Litigation in the UK
..First Decision by PTO Under America Invents Act Invalidates Business Method Patent
..September 2013: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation...more
Who would you expect to find sitting at the end of the bar in this recently re-named Minneapolis sports bar, formerly known as Halek’s Bar?
What if you were to queue a very familiar tune to these lyrics, would that...more
In 1980, Robert De Niro starred in an Oscar-winning boxing movie, “Raging Bull.” A suit has been brought by Paula Petrella, whose father, Frank P. Petrella, wrote the book and screenplay for the movie. Frank Petrella and his...more
Preliminary Injunction Ordered Based on Appellate Claim Construction Aria Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. -
Addressing a preliminary injunction filed by a defendant in a...more
January 2012 saw an explosion of controversy over two Internet-related bills that had been progressing through Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic...more
Intellectual property is “inventions of the mind:” inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce to identify the owner as a source of goods or services. But what does this...more
Attorney Joe Hameline, Chair of Mintz Levin's Litigation Practice, talks about the increasing role of the US International Trade Commission in protecting intellectual property in the United States....more
On August 28, 2013, the founder of the classic rock band BOSTON and the owner of all of its trademarks lost a bid to prevent the band’s former lead singer from using the name BOSTON in connection with his ongoing musical...more
This year AIPPI Executive Commettee meeting will take place in Helsinki, starting on Saturday 7 September. Among the issues that will be studied and discussed, the introduction of grace period for patents (Q233), the degree...more
King.com, maker of some of the most popular Facebook and mobile games, filed a complaint in the Northern District of California Tuesday, claiming competitor 6Waves cloned King's Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Hero Saga games in...more
There’s no question that the advent of social media has changed the way we communicate. However, the use of social media raises a number of legal issues and potential liabilities of which every organization should be...more