Tag Archives: copyright

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 […]

An IP Horror Story – Friday the 13th

A 40-year-old horror story comes to life by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy Who’d believe that IP Law would have its own scary story? And just before Halloween! Victor Miller wrote the story for the horror movie Friday the 13th. The movie was a landmark success and resulted in numerous sequels. The […]

Trademark vs. Copyright

Which Do I Choose? They’re both valuable to business Trademarks Trademarks protect the reputation of a business. They also identify the source of goods for consumers. Intellectual property law can be confusing. The USPTO website defines a trademark as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of […]

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Russian Doll Copyright as a Defense

The Curious Case of Russian Doll Copyright as a Defense The recent case of Carlos Vila v. Deadly Doll is an amazing example of Russian Doll Copyright Infringement that involves a fictitious Deadly Doll and an actual Russian “doll”, Irina Shayk, a Russian model. It also involves the use of Russian Doll Copyright infringement as […]