Navigating the Dual Track M&A/IPO– Part One
gTLD Update for September 2013
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
The Perfect Patent Office Litigator
The Ska / DuClaw Trademark Dispute Over EUPHORIA, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer
gTLD Update for February 2013
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
A recent court ruling has provided yet another reason to register your copyrights sooner rather than later.
One of the most effective ways of protecting your copyrights is a takedown under the Digital Millennium...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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