Intellectual Property

Breaking Copyright News – Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is set to take its first infringement filing on June 16, 2022.
So, what will it be?  A photo infringement case by AP, Reuters, or Agence France Presse?  A fabric design infringement (Etsy dispute), infringement of a jewelry design or architectural plan, or good old-fashioned music or video piracy case.  It remains to be seen, but as we have mentioned, the cases can go up to $30,000 so this is not really a “small” claim anymore.
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Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) cannot sue the owner of an Instagram account over trademark infringement claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court decision in May 2022, throwing out ABOR-ASU’s lawsuit. The University’s ire was directed at an Instagram content creator. He used the ASU logo and other marks to promote “COVID parties” and other misinformation postings, which risk public health. The reason for the dismissal was implausibility.…
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How to build a great trademark? Novle, Community Activators can show many businesses how to create a brand that can be protectable, becoming a superb trademark. What is Novle? Novle, Community Activators™ is a firm beyond traditional marketing services. Carlos Velasco is its founder and CEO. Novle seeks to connect businesses and organizations with the community creating meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Brands vs. Trademarks First of all, what is the difference between a brand and…
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Copyright infringement lawsuits can be very costly. Attorney Marcos explains how to avoid them in the first place.
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Copyright infringement lawsuits can be very costly. Attorney Marcos explains how to avoid them in the first place.
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The Metaverse is coming into your life, and brand owners are getting ready to jump at the opportunity to participate and cash on the virtual world, protecting their trademarks. For the most part, we are talking about the big firms. Think about Facebook, which changed its corporate name to Meta. Disney, Hyundai, and Nike, to name a few, are also staking a claim in the Metaverse. Is your company ready to tackle the future? The…
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Músicos de todo tipo son artistas creadores. Esas creaciones son propiedades intangibles como sonidos, imágenes o marcas que los distinguen de otros músicos. Muchas veces, esas creaciones son robadas. Personas siempre se quieren aprovechar del éxito de los conjuntos musicales. Esto puede llevar a pérdidas económicas, de trabajo y de esfuerzos. Protección de bienes intangibles Para prevenir lo anterior, se han creado leyes y agencias. Todos los países tienen estas agencias para proteger esos bienes…
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Any restaurant, bar owner has to understand some business basics to function and thrive. Among the basic knowledge add an elementary understanding of intellectual property and trademarks. First of all, do not infringe on other’s intellectual creations. Intellectual property and trademark infringement can lead to costly lawsuits that small businesses may not be able to fight. Ultimately, it can destroy the restaurant or bar. Infringing Viacom’s Intellectual Property Here is a recent example. A downtown…
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Since July 12th, 2021, Arizona residents can clean some marijuana-related convictions, thanks to the passage of Proposition 207. This proposition is called the Smart and Safe Arizona Act.

Arizona voters passed prop 207 last November 2020. The proposition decriminalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. In addition, this allows the expungement of past records for certain low-level offenses.

We already blogged about this issue some months ago. Follow this link for more info.
WHAT TYPE OF MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS QUALIFY?
Not all marijuana-related convictions will qualify. The convictions are limited to these:

⦁ Transporting, consuming 2.5 ounces or less
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Now that marijuana has been approved for recreational purposes in states such as Arizona, edible cannabis companies are creating products and trying to be creative. However, some are copying established candy brands. Their look and feel. This is not cute, funny, or creative, but those companies are in fact violating long-standing trademarks. They can be sued. Big time. We explain. Brands, Trademarks and Packaging Some marijuana companies are packing edibles in wrappers that resemble candies…
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