Copyright

  • Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court

    … dissented. Finally, on Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a case with the potential to shut the doors on patent forum–shopping. In its write–up of the case today, “High–Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction ‘Shopping’ in Patent Suits, the Wall Street Journal quoted IP Wise’s Peter Brann on the potentially “dramatic effect” on patent troll litigation of a TC Heartland victory. The post Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    … Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe contains additional descriptions or commentary or similar copyrightable expressive content, nothing would actually prevent someone from making the dish. The post Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula? appeared first on Privacy and IP Law Blog. …

    Christina Frangiosa/ Privacy and IP Law Blog- 6 readers -
  • When the Government Shuts Down: Third Party Data Providers Step Up

    … From August 29 to September 6, 2015, servers operated by the United States Copyright Office, were down. For more than eight days, hundreds of applicants had to jump through hoops to file a copyright. The Copyright Office’s electronic filing system, known as “eCO”, was taken offline “to accommodate a scheduled annual power outage to allow…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 10 readers -
  • “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys

    … differently. (I feel like there aren’t enough lawsuits where the case turns on the word “dope” and what its legal effect is, but that might just be me…) If the jury believed Phillips, it would substantially limit any possible verdict and damages, since the heart of the copyright infringement claim stated that Monster willfully or recklessly violated…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses

    … How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses Whether your business sells goods, provides services, produces a mobile app, or whatever, you’ve already received a crash course in intellectual property: these are the things that make your business unique and special compared to others. It could be in the form of a website and logo…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • The Legal Side of Developing a New Product

    … business’s name, logo, and slogan? Those could likely be trademarked. Each of these create potential sources of income in addition to your product and should be carefully considered before your first sale. Sales and Marketing These may sound like business-side issues, but there are legal facets to them as well. Understanding the laws underlying…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 37 readers -
  • Unboxing Videos are Fun and Lucrative, But Are they Legal?

    … adults) sneak peaks at the latest and greatest. However, FunToyzCollector and other unboxing channels may be drifting into a legal grey area. Copyright Infringement & Trademark Infringement FunToyzCollector does not seem to be affiliated with The Walt Disney Company in any way. Thus, her videos featuring products that are registered…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 114 readers -
  • The Benefits of Copyright Registration for Small Businesses

    …No matter what line of work you’re in, you’ve probably heard a few things about copyright protection and infringement. From the (in)famous Napster case to the DMCA takedown notices cropping up on YouTube, copyright law shows up more and more in our daily lives. As a small business owner, you should be especially concerned with protecting your…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 32 readers -
  • Internet Assets and Garnishment in Minnesota

    …. But, like practically anything a business owns, the law generally considers websites and domain names to be assets (property) and, according to a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals opinion, can be attached and garnished by creditors. The case, Sprinkler Warehouse Inc. v. Systematic Rain Inc. d/b/a GPLAWN.com, stems from a Texas copyright infringement…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 31 readers -
  • One of YouTube's Biggest Stars Fights Back in Copyright Lawsuit

    … Self-made mogul Michelle Phan is embroiled in a legal battle over her use of music in her popular YouTube videos. Phan’s legal troubles began in July when music label, Ultra Records, filed a suit against her for copyright infringement. Ultra alleged Phan used songs and compilations owned by the label as background music for her YouTube…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 4 readers -
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