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Copyright Registration Does Not Trigger the Statute of Limitation for a Co-Authorship Claim - Brownstein v. Lindsay

Addressing for the first time the issues of cancelation of copyright registration by a court and accrual of a joint authorship claim under the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the lower...more

Protect Your Stuff

From Day One, a start-up company needs to protect its technology and its branding, and to budget for that protection. Some suggested steps follow, many of which require little or no direct, out-of-pocket expense....more

DMCA Deadlines May Not Trump Registration Requirement for Copyright Infringement

Before bringing an action for Copyright infringement in Federal Court, a Copyright holder must first register their Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. See 17 U.S.C. § 411. This is true even though a Copyrighted work is...more

Global Connection - November 2013: Entering the U.S. Franchise Market: a Summary of Legal Considerations

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

Lies and the Lying Liars who Register Copyrights: Seventh Circuit Provides Guidance on “Curious” Copyright Invalidation Procedure

According to the Seventh Circuit in Delivermed Holdings LLC v. Schaltenbrand, plaintiff Mark Swift lied to the Copyright Office, rerouted customer calls to his cell phone in order to sabotage his business partners, exploited...more

Copyright Litigation Update: Copyright Register Has “Right to Weigh in” Before Registration Is Invalidated

Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s decision invalidating a copyright registration, in spite of its agreement with the lower court’s factual finding that the copyright registrant...more

IP Update, Vol. 16, No. 9, September 2013

Patents/Preliminary Injunction: 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

Intellectual Property LEGAL NEWS - January 24, 2013 • Volume 1, Number 1

In This Issue: - FIGHTING COUNTERFEITS IN CHINA – LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? - FEDERAL CIRCUIT EXPANDS SCOPE OF INDUCED INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD PATENTS - JURISDICTIONS SPLIT ON WHEN COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION...more

Should I Get a Copyright or a Creative Commons License?

In short, yes. It often makes sense to both register your work with the US Copyright Office and get a Creative Commons License if you want an easy way to share your work. Copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights that...more

IP 101 – 10 Things to Know About Copyrights

1. What is a copyright? Copyright protection exists in any original “expression” of an idea that is fixed in any physical medium, such as paper, digital media, or film. Copyrights cover such diverse things as art,...more

Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs [Video]

It is estimated that counterfeiting robs U.S. businesses of over $200 billion dollars annually. However, there are guidelines in place to protect the rightful owners of these counterfeited goods. In this video, Monica Riva...more

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