Take These Steps to Conserve Your Patents, Trademarks and Cash

Don’t Give Up Your IP During this Crisis by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy Don’t lose valuable IP rights due to the Coronavirus.  We’ve heard the rallying cry, “Defeat the invisible enemy”? No, the other one, “Conserve the cash.”  Businesses of all sizes are trying to conserve their cash during this crisis. […]

ChatGPT Can be an Evil Genie

Lawyers sanctioned for using ChatGPT by Bill Honaker, The IP Guy ChatGPT is like the evil Genie; you’re granted your wish, then deeply regret asking. For example, you wish to live forever… but don’t include staying young. The recent case involving New York lawyers using ChatGPT to write their brief is one of those real […]

IP New Year’s Resolutions Every Business Should Make!

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy As the New Year approaches, many businesses set goals and make resolutions. One important area to consider is intellectual property (IP). IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and images, which are legally protected. Properly managing and protecting […]

Five Steps for Protecting Your Trademarks

Take these steps to get full value from your trademarks! It surprises me that many companies don’t register their trademarks. It’s one of, if not the most valuable asset you have. Like any valuable asset, it should be handled with care, well maintained and thoroughly protected. Today we will talk about how to protect this […]

Is AI Going to Take My Job?

By Bill Honaker, The IP Guy I’ve been intrigued by artificial intelligence ever since Steven Thaler first attempted to patent a couple of inventions that he claimed were created entirely by a creative machine, which he called DABAS. DABAS stands for, “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Science.” He also tried to get copyright […]

Taylor Swift Teaches Copyright Law

You can learn a lot from her! by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, The IP Guy Taylor Swift is red hot, and in the news with her new songs and tour. A couple of years ago she was in the news because her songs were sold without her consent. You may not even remember her […]

How to Copyright Your Creative Work

Copyright protection is important to your business Copyrights are everywhere in business. They include your logos, website, marketing content, images, PowerPoint presentations, and even your product assembly instructions. Copyright protection attaches upon the expression of an idea in tangible form. Basically, if you can give someone a copy, then it’s automatically protected. You don’t have […]

What Is Copyright?

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy Originally Posted December 7, 2021 Updated February 3, 2023 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 […]