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  • Is That a Patent, Trademark or Copyright?

    If you wouldn’t know a patent if one bit you [1], you are not alone. Most of the public doesn’t know the difference, and there are lawyers who are uncertain of the differences. Today, though, you are lucky enough to have this article in front of you to learn the difference. Bear in mind, however, this is just an overview. If you want to know more, refer to the footnotes.

  • Copyright Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

    What Does Copyright Protect? Copyright law protects original works that are fixed in a “tangible medium of expression.”

  • Defenses to Allegations of Copyright Infringement

    There are numerous defenses available to a copyright infringement defendant.

  • Elements of a Copyright Infringement Claim

    A copyright infringement action requires a plaintiff to prove (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) actionable copying by the defendant of constituent elements of the work that are original.

  • What is Copyright Infringement?

    Copyright infringement can cost a business owner or the creator of a copyrighted work dearly. Not only does the owner or creator of the work now have to contend with attempting to sell or use his or her work in a marketplace that also contains the unauthorized reproduction, but the owner or creator is at a distinct disadvantage in that he or she has invested the time and resources into creating the copyrighted work and needs to recoup these costs whereas the competitor is not in such a position.

  • Band Agreements, Band Entities, Band Trademarks and Copyrights

    In order to avoid disputes later, a band needs a band agreement which states how the band will divide their profits and which provides how decisions shall be made, how departing band members will be paid and the rights to use the band name after a break up or a band member departs. With the advice of a music lawyer, the right business entity can be chosen, and a music attorney in California can be utilized to obtain copyrights, and trademarks for the band name.

  • Literary Agency and Publishing Contracts: What Attorneys and Writers Need to Know

    A writer who signs a literary agency agreement or a book publishing contract without having it reviewed and negotiated by a literary rights or publishing attorney risks not having any idea how the terms contained in a ten to thirty page publishing contract can harm them. Scams abound in the publishing world and writers need to be aware before they sign a contract that obligates them to pay to have their book published and to purchase their own books.

  • The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection in Fashion

    More than many other industries, fashion thrives on the ideas, concepts, designs, and other creative contributions of its personnel.

  • You Can Stop Trademark Infringement

    You have gone through the painstaking process of starting a business, developing a brand for your business, namely, your business’ trademark, invested significant time and resources into this development, and suddenly you discover another business is using your exact trademark or a similar one. What can you do?

  • What Is Fashion Law?

    While the worlds of law and fashion may seem as far apart as one can imagine, legal matters are inseparable from any career or aspirations in the fashion industry. To understand why fashion law is so important, one must start with what it is and why it should matter to you.


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