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What's The Difference Between Common Law & Registered Trademarks?

May 29, 2016 02:05 pm by Jackson McNeill

Trademarks prevent others from using your logo, slogan, or other mark. But trademark law is confusing. You may have even heard that there are multiple types of trademarks: registered trademarks and...

Yoga Music Legal

6 Yoga Music Licensing Tips

January 08, 2016 11:01 am by Jessica Gopiao

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the Society of European State Authors and Composers (SESAC) are concerned with protecting the rights of...

copyrighting your website

How Important is Copyrighting Your Website?

December 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Jonathan Schmig

Most people—layman and businessman alike—know the vague contours of what “copyright” means in the U.S. It’s something that protects original works, like books and music, and it’s often accompanied by...

4 Steps to a DMCA Takedown

November 17, 2015 02:11 pm by Paige Pembrook

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) states that — while an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not liable for hosting infringing content on user’s websites— after an ISP receives proper...

Scientists Patent Bacon-Flavored Seaweed That is More Nutritious Than Kale

July 19, 2015 11:07 am by Jackson McNeill

Every few years, a new “superfood” comes along. Quinoa. Flax seed. Kale. The problem with these superfoods is that they normally don’t taste that good—at least not to your sort-of-unhealthy,...

Disney Law and a Dead Mouse: The Trouble Behind The Deadmau5 Trademark

July 17, 2015 03:07 pm by Brent Lightfoot

Not all mice play nice.  When markets collide, a trademark clash will rise. Legendary Disney cartoon Mickey Mouse rocks a giant mouse head on his anthropomorphized mouse body. Legendary electronic musician...

Federal Judge Orders USPTO To Cancel Washington Redskins Trademark

July 09, 2015 03:07 pm by Jackson McNeill

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the NFL Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations, which have been opposed for years by Native American activists who call the team’s name...

Amazon Faces Search Results Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

July 09, 2015 09:07 am by Jackson McNeill

An appellate court ruled that Amazon could be sued for trademark infringement on Tuesday, sending a major legal blow to the online giant in a lawsuit over the way in...

Apple Patent Reveals Mobile Payment App

July 07, 2015 10:07 am by Jackson McNeill

Apple has just filed a new patent for a peer-to-peer mobile payment service. The new service, uncovered by PatentlyApple, would allow users to make person-to-person transactions as part of Apple’s...

The Washington Pandas: Trademark Squatting in the D.C. Area

June 03, 2015 11:06 am by Jonathan Schmig

These days, the name of Washington D.C.’s professional football team is generally viewed as offensive and in need of change. It is quite difficult to find someone (who is not...

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