Intellectual Property

An accusation of trademark infringement is an expensive and time-consuming inconvenience. Before using or registering a trademark for a logo or catchy slogan for your business or product, you must ensure no one else had already trademarked something similar or has been using it before you did for the same type of business. The last thing you want is to invest a lot of time, money, and effort in selecting the right trademark only to…
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Are you choosing the name for your business or products? A trademark search is the first step to determining if another company is already using the mark. Imagine if you print labels and brochures, develop a website, run ads and spend valuable time building the reputation associated with a trademark only to discover that the name, logo, or slogan already exists. You’ll be forced to stop using it. Consider the additional expenses, time, and effort it will…
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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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