Category Archives: Intellectual Property

A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator to serve in the Office of Management and … Continue reading

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Ideas and the Law: Using Intellectual Property to Protect You Part 2 (Copyright)

As previously discussed on this blog, there is little legal recourse available if someone steals your idea. In certain limited circumstances you may have legal recourse but even then you have to have the resources to enforce your rights. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Ideas and the Law: What every Entrepreneur & Inventor Should Know, and Do

People start companies because they have an idea. Whether it’s an idea for something new, something better, something unique, it all begins with an idea. Not only are ideas the foundation for great companies, ideas may also be the company’s … Continue reading

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Right of Publicity, Steve Jobs, Me and You

Contrary to this article in PaidContent, Steve Jobs’ estate likely has an enforceable interest against InIcons, the manufacturer of a life-like action figure of the deceased visionary, in the United States. The Right of Publicity grants people like Steve Jobs, … Continue reading

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