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Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration

Copyrights arise automatically when an original work is created. Copyrights protect “original works of authorship,” which include paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photographs, books, articles, poems, movies, songs,...more

What’s in a Name? Trademark Strength in the Blockchain Space

Following the recent investment frenzy in crypto-currencies, blockchain technology has seemingly reached mainstream status. Many different uses for this technology have emerged and are disrupting public and private-sector...more

Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement

In the context of trademarks, “fair use” is the term given to the use of someone else’s trademark in a way that will not subject the user to liability for infringing the owner’s rights. Fair use is a defense to a claim of...more

Mildly Satisfied, Still Grumpy: Grumpy Cat Prevails over Infringers

Celebrity kitty Tardar Sauce aka “Grumpy Cat” (or, rather, the entity that owns rights to the GRUMPY CAT brand) has prevailed on its claims of breach of contract and trademark and copyright infringement against a beverage...more

Lawyer for Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Quietly Files More Serial ADA Lawsuits Targeting Valley-Area Hotels and...

The lawyer for the controversial Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), the organization that launched over a thousand nearly identical lawsuits against Arizona businesses last year, has quietly been filing a...more

Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Users? If Not, Courts Say You Could Be Violating the ADA

Yes, seriously. This is no longer a remote threat cautioned by overzealous lawyers. This is now a real threat that business owners should address now. If you own and/or operate a business, and the business has a website that...more

Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David...more

To SPDS or Not to SPDS: Is the Standard Disclosure Form in the Best Interest of Sellers?

It is a common misconception that a seller’s completion of the Arizona Association of Realtor’s Seller Property Disclosure Statement (“SPDS”) is required by law and will eliminate litigation regarding non-disclosure. The...more

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