Intellectual Property Law

  • Shooting on Location and Location Releases

    … Shooting on Location and Location Releases As I get more and more involved with the entertainment industry, I’ve found myself branching out of simple legal work and into the production side of this incredibly interesting world. One aspect that isn’t going anywhere, however, is the need to protect my clients. In a recent production meeting, I…

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  • “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys

    … the Boys’ intellectual property rights in the music. Under federal law, a single willful or reckless infringement authorizes damages up to $150,000, while both an innocent or a “regular” infringement authorize up to $30,000 per use. The jury, in rendering its verdict, found that Monster recklessly disregarded the possibility that its use would…

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  • How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses

    … how do you do it? Intellectual property is generally broken down into four major categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Patent law protects novel inventions, systems, and processes for a term of years. Copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, software, mobile apps, and websites, among…

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  • The Benefits of Copyright Registration for Small Businesses

    … intellectual property, since failing to do so could cost you your livelihood. Even though registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office isn’t required, it does provide you with several significant benefits. So how would copyright registration benefit you? (If you’re not somewhat familiar with what copyright law protects already, read my post…

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

    …, the Court doesn’t consider jurisdiction over the internet service provider, the domain registrar, or web hosting company; instead, the statute allows garnishment of all nonexempt property. Because of this, the fact that your domain or website is registered in another state or country doesn’t matter. It’s an interesting development, to say the least. The post Internet Assets and Garnishment in Minnesota was written by Stephen Hoffman and appeared first on Hoffman Law Office, P.C.. …

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