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Why Do I Need a Trademark?

It can be your most valuable asset Forbes reported in 2017 that Apple’s trademark was worth $170 billion, representing 21% of the company’s market value. With Apple hitting $1 trillion in market value, it’s now worth around $210 billion. Other top valued trademarks are Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Coca-Cola. All having trademarks worth billions. […]

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What Is Copyright?

Copyright is a type of IP that gives owners the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work. Protection of copyrights attaches as soon as an idea is expressed in a form that can be reproduced under the Copyright Act. Copyrightable materials include literary or musical work, artwork and computer programs. Since copyright protection […]

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Copyright Infringement Can Sneak up on You

Copyright infringement occurs when you copy another’s creative work. Copyright law protects original creative works that can be reproduced or copied. A few examples of creative works that can be protected are images, videos, paintings, sculptures, books, articles, music, computer programs, and architectural drawings. The easiest way to avoid infringement is don’t copy. Easy to […]

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Don’t Clip & Paste!

It may be simple to cut and paste of a picture from the internet to get a project completed, to show someone an example, or even use for your work moving forward. However, the costs of cutting and pasting images with copyrights can sometimes prove to be EXTREMELY costly and potentially devastating to your business. […]

$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel
$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel

On March 2, a jury awarded VSLI more than $2 billion in damages against Intel for infringing two patents covering technology to reduce computer chip power consumption. Highlights The technology was never used by the patent owners. The patents were pulled off the shelf where they were collecting dust. A hedge fund, Fortress Investment, is […]

Creators Get a New Weapon to Protect Copyrights

As a creative person, you need a quick, easy and inexpensive way to collect damages for infringement. You may have gotten your wish. Soon there will be an alternative to Federal Courts. It is all due to the recently enacted CASE Act. It requires the Copyright Office, by December 2021, to create a Copyright Claims […]