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Starting a Band? Register a Trademark ASAP

March 26, 2015 04:03 pm by Jonathan Schmig

If you’re starting a band—or thinking of starting a band—chances are that red tape and potential legal hindrances are the last thing on your mind. After all, music is about...

Pharrell and Robin Thicke to Pay $7.3M in Marvin Gaye Copyright Infringement Suit

March 11, 2015 06:03 pm by Jackson McNeill

The line between borrowing and stealing became blurrier this week when a federal jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ song “Blurred Lines” impermissibly copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got...

Katy Perry Attorneys Issue Cease and Desist in "Left Shark" Copyright Dispute

February 05, 2015 12:02 pm by Sheren Javdan

Year after year, the Super Bowl is the most watched event on television and this year’s Patriots vs. Seahawks game was no exception. Over 114 million viewers tuned in to watch the...

Twitter vs. Twitpic Trademark Dispute Shuts Down Startup

September 08, 2014 02:09 pm by Sheren Javdan

Social media platform Twitpic is closing its doors on September 25 due to a Twitpic trademark dispute with the social media king, Twitter. The dispute stems from Twiptic’s attempt to...

Google Jumps Over Another Trademark Hurdle

July 29, 2014 01:07 pm by Sheren Javdan

Google has jumped through a major hoop in its efforts to register the word “Glass” as a federal trademark. Google’s goal is to allow it’s product, which allows you to...