Intellectual Property Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Intellectual Property.

If a Trademark is Granted Temporarily to Another, Do I Lose my Protections?

  August 17, 2017     By HG.org
Trademark protections extend to both the physical manifestation and online presence of the symbol, word or phrase. This means that no matter...
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The "Detailed Description" of an Invention

  August 16, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

Registering and Defending Your IP

  August 15, 2017     By HG.org
Intellectual property most often needs both the standard and extra protection from theft, reproduction or those that would build upon the...

Protecting Your Website from Liability

  August 15, 2017     By HG.org
Websites fall prey to liability just as businesses and company owners do through various acts, terms, users and injuries. There are many website...

Outrage Over Google Memo Goes Too Far

  August 9, 2017     By Randazza Legal Group
A Google employee's opinion that diversity initiatives should focus less on race and gender prompted outrage.

Ins and Outs of the Defend Trade Secrets Acts

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was initially implemented as law in 2016. It provides for a federal, private, civil cause of action for any...

New Fast Tracking Patent Application Program in China

  August 9, 2017     By MMLC Group
China has introduced a fast track examination program for patents and design patents relating to certain areas of technology, with the aim of...

Patent Attorneys Protect Your Company’s Investments

  August 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
When you acquire a new headquarters for your business or a valuable, tangible asset to help your company grow, you naturally (and wisely) take...

Process of Acquiring an International Trademark

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
After acquiring the United States trademark, it may be possible to obtain the same protections globally through an international trademark for...

Situations that Require a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

  August 7, 2017     By HG.org
Nondisclosure agreements are crucial in keeping business secrets from others, competitors and the public. When there are practices, processes,...

Developing a Trademark in the USA

  August 7, 2017     By HG.org
Developing trademarks for brands is essential for companies and businesses in the United States. It is important to apply with the knowledge...

Enforcing Claims Following Trademark Violations in Germany

  August 7, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this.

Offensive Trademarks and the First Amendment

  August 4, 2017     By HG.org
The protections afforded trademarks have extended to potentially offensive symbols, phrases and words. Using these brands with a trademark...

What Are the Benefits of Patent Pending Status?

  August 3, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
It is well-known that patents can provide useful protection to a California business’s ideas and inventions. Even if you or another business...

Do You Need to Register Your Business Name?

  August 3, 2017     By HG.org
When starting a business, the name is often one of the most important aspects to consider. This could become the brand of the company, and it is...

Provisional Patents

  August 2, 2017     By Staas & Halsey LLP
A provisional patent gives inventors time to prepare for their full patent application.

The Detailed Description of an Invention for a Patent Application

  August 2, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

FTC’s Role in Promulgating Laws about Digital Marketing

  By HG.org
Digital marketing and an online presence are utilized by many companies to take advantage of the growing need for the internet connection to an...

Video Games and the Law

  By HG.org
Like virtually every other activity Americans engage in on a daily basis, even video games are subject to the restrictions and protections of...

Fighting Misappropriation of Name or Likeness

  By HG.org
Americans have a non-explicit right (often called a “penumbra right”) to privacy. We find its origins in things like the right against...

The Price of Using Someone Else’s Copyrighted Material

  August 2, 2017     By HG.org
The use and reproduction of another person’s copyrighted material could be severe or minor depending on various factors and how much of a...

Entertainment Law: 8 Interesting Facts

  August 2, 2017     By Randazza Legal Group
Have you ever wondered what entertainment lawyers do?

Last Chance after Rejection by Patent Office

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
Applications and patents granted through the Patent Office are complicated, take time and usually require a great deal of money for the patent...

Cryptocurrency Legal Considerations

  July 31, 2017     By HG.org
Cryptocurrency is another term for online currency options such as Bitcoin. This is a manner of exchange for payments and to ensure transactions...

Russia Forces Opponents to Negotiate Rather than to Litigate

  July 31, 2017     By IPStyle
12 July 2017 in Russia came into force a law amending the legislation regarding the pretrial settlement of disputes.

Legal Battles of Pharmaceutical Companies in Ukraine for Miramistin

  July 28, 2017     By IPStyle
It’s an open secret that the pharmaceutical industry has been long striving for leadership in capital investments, research, innovations and new...

Protect Your Trademark in Brazil

  July 26, 2017     By Randazza Legal Group
Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to – even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian...

New Electronic Gazette of Intellectual Property in Peru

  July 24, 2017     By B&R Latin America IP LLC
The Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (Indecopi) in Peru, launched the 'Electronic...

Patent Evaluations Completed by Expert Witnesses

  July 24, 2017     By HG.org
Patent evaluations are important to ensure the applications is unique and not the same as previous patents that already exist. This is because a...

Legal Procedures for Trademark Protection and Penalties in Case of Infringement in Qatar

  July 21, 2017     By D&C Legal Services
Trademark protection is obtained by registration which grants its owner the exclusive right to use it to identify and distinguish its goods and...

The Need for Hosting Account Protections through Secure Socket Layers

  July 21, 2017     By HG.org
Hosting accounts are the housing of a website’s content. The files, photos, video and audio files are contained in these hosting accounts, and...

Blocking a Competitor from Using a Similar Name

  July 21, 2017     By HG.org
The name of a company is often one of the most important aspects of building a brand, a business and something to remember. The best...

How Trade Secrets Create Healthy Competition

  July 19, 2017     By HG.org
Trade secrets give many businesses a competitive edge. This promotes sales or services in use and customers attempting to get the most out of...

When a Trademark is Considered Offensive

  July 17, 2017     By HG.org
Before modifications were made to trademark application and acquirement for intellectual property protections, it was not possible to obtain a...

How an Expert Witness Can Help in a Data Security Breach Case

  July 12, 2017     By HG.org
Data security is crucial in both keeping information safe and running a business that relies upon online and networked transactions. As more...

Nondisclosure Agreements Needed for Editing Copyright Materials

  July 11, 2017     By HG.org
The need for nondisclosure agreements is imperative when the materials are of sensitive matters. Copyrighted works and dealing with these items...

The New Cayman Islands Trademarks Regime

  July 10, 2017     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The new Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law [were] published on 19th December 2016, pursuant to which a stand-alone comprehensive trademark...

Procedure for Trademark Registration in Nigeria

  June 23, 2017     By A.A. Tejuoso & Co.
There are many things that need to consider during Trademark Registration in Nigeria. Only an experienced solicitors make sure the approval of...

Protection of IP Rights in Software: How Microsoft Fights in Ukraine

  June 23, 2017     By IPStyle
According to the International Property Rights Index 2016 prepared by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), Ukraine ranks...

Safeguards for Copyrighted Books Shared Online

  By HG.org
Since the internet became necessary for most business practices and transactions, this use and interest has spread to other aspects of company...

Data Protection; Progresses Non-Stop in Turkey

  June 20, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
Turkey is working full speed to comply with continuous developments in technology and set the international standards and draw up the security...

The Important of Maintaining Trademarks

  By HG.org
Trademarks are important to businesses that use them for a variety of reasons. However, the trademark employed by a company often becomes the...

Current Trends in Patent Litigation and Expert Witnesses

  June 16, 2017     By HG.org
Litigation due to patent infringement is an ongoing problem, and it tends to rise during certain periods over time. Since 2012, the amount of...

Trademark Law in Germany: Pear Too Strong a Reminder of an Apple

  June 13, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
One cannot compare apples and pears, at least not according to the equivalent German expression for comparing apples and oranges. However, as...

Thailand Patent Registry Set to Enforce Modified Examination Regime for Greater Efficiency (12/06/2017)

  June 12, 2017     By Mirandah Asia
Throughout 2017 so far, the government in Thailand has been signalling its intention to revamp the country’s patent system to provide a more...

Thailand Patent Registry Set to Enforce Modified Examination Regime for Greater Efficiency

  June 12, 2017     By Mirandah Asia
Throughout 2017 so far, the government in Thailand has been signalling its intention to revamp the country’s patent system to provide a more...

New Online System for Cambodia Trademark Registration (11/06/2017)

  June 12, 2017     By Mirandah Asia
On 25 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce in Cambodia launched an online trademark registration system for local and international businesses and...

Online Content Protection through Trademarks

  June 8, 2017     By HG.org
Protecting content online is not always easy. There are many persons that steal, copy and borrow what has been placed on a website. Others...

How Small Businesses Can Afford Legal Counsel

  June 5, 2017     By Kohler Legal - A Business & IP Law Firm
With limited capital at the start of a business, hiring a lawyer can be a daunting prospect, and is commonly perceived as being too expensive,...

Design Patents: What They Can and Cannot Do

  By HG.org
Getting a patent is often useful and important for an inventor of a creation. However, what type of this intellectual property protection to...

Singapore Trademark Invalidation Action Is Big Boxing Bout (30/05/2017)

  May 30, 2017     By Mirandah Asia
A decision on a Singapore trademark invalidation action issued in May 2017 by IPOS assessed distinctiveness, descriptiveness and whether the use...

How To Properly Describe An Invention For Your Patent Application

  May 30, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Patent applications require up to five well-written descriptions which not only complement each other, but do not conflict.

All About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

  By HG.org
Trade secrets are often difficult to protect with only so many safeguards in place for the owners of the secrets as recourse when the...

Singapore Parallel Imports: Court Clarifies Scope of the Parallel Importation Defense (24/05/2017)

  May 25, 2017     By Mirandah Asia
Parallel imports are genuine goods that are put on the market by a trade mark proprietor in one country, and subsequently purchased and imported...

Multiple Individuals Fighting for the Same Patent

  By HG.org
Patents are usually applied for by either a single individual or a group of persons that have invented a unique item or process to a...

Three Dimensional Trademarks Registration and Protection in China

  May 23, 2017     By MMLC Group
Three Dimensional (3D) marks are accepted as badges of origin and registrable as trademarks, under TRIPS and other conventions. In China, 3D...

Steps to Take Immediately After Registering Your Trademark

  By HG.org
Trademarks are important to keeping the intellectual property of a phrase, words, symbol or image branded to the public and safe from possible...

Intellectual Property Disputes and an Expert Witness’ Examination

  By HG.org
Intellectual property is owned by the person that designed, created or invented the item. However, there are many cases of infringement on the...

Ten Golden Tips for Distribution Agreements in Israel

Distributors, agents, resellers and OEM partners all share the same commercial function of selling goods to end users. Thus, although there are...

Summary of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

The Paris Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models (a...

Assessing Trademark Violations in Germany

Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess...

Challenges for British Businesses When Protecting Their IP Rights Post-Brexit

In the current environment of constant development of digital technology, shaking the foundations of all sectors, intellectual property rights...

Peculiarities of Using Elements "BIO", "ECO" and "ORGANIC" While Trademark Registration in Kazakhstan

Important information for brand owners about amendments to a law-enforcement practice of the RK Law No. 423-V "On Manufacture of Organic...

Role of General Counsel in Business

General Counsel is a vital role in any type of business, even if one were to focus only on the core legal deliverables: helping to protect the...

Why Trademarks Must be Maintained

  By HG.org
Trademarks are important pieces of intellectual property. In order to keep the registration of a trademark valid, certain steps must be...

Singapore Copyright Infringement Cannot Extend to Directories (04/05/2017)

The Court of Appeal decision in Global Yellow Pages Ltd v Promedia Directories Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 28 affirmed the decision of the High Court...

Singapore Trademark Revocation - Apple's Sherlock Killed Off! (03/05/2017)

Despite the recent popularity surge in old technological phenomena, with Nintendo’s Pokémon being ubiquitous on small hand-held screens again,...

How to Search for Existing Patents when Completing Your Patent Application

  By HG.org
The original creation of an inventor may be a remnant of an idea that was used previously by another individual. This is because numerous...

Should I Sell or License My Intellectual Property

  By HG.org
The decision to market and license the intellectual property of an individual is often at odds with selling it instead.

Legal Protections to Protect Your Ideas

  By HG.org
There are a few ways to protect original ideas persons have when creating a path to revenue or when someone wants to keep his or her work safe....

The Basics of Royalties and the Role Intellectual Property Plays

  By HG.org
One way that some businesses generate the funds that they need to launch and sustain their business is by using royalties. Investors consider...

What Is a Utility Patent and What Does it Protect?

  By HG.org
Patents are legal ways of protecting an idea that is used to create and invention. It is the produced work that is guarded through the patent...

Is My Great Idea Original? Conducting an Effective Patent Search

  By HG.org
In today’s world, everyone is always looking for the next big thing or the newest technology that will revolutionize an industry. However, with...

Protecting Your Entrepreneurial Vision: Legal Steps

  By HG.org
Protecting the idea behind a possible revenue stream is often difficult in the electronic age with so much video recording, data capturing and...

Software Patents and Alice in the Looking Glass

The public tends to believe the purpose of the Patent Office is to issue patents. The facts paint a different conclusion.

Essential Clauses in a Founder’s Agreement

  By HG.org
When a new enterprise is launched, it is critical for the future success of the business for the founders to have a clear agreement in place....

Ways to Minimize Risk When Bringing a New Product to Market

  By HG.org
It is essential when creating a concept for a new product that will be placed on the market to minimize risks that may affect acquiring a...

Difference in Domain Names, Trademarks and Business Entity Names

  By HG.org
When dealing with a company, creating a business or starting a venture that may accrue revenue, it is important to know what a domain name,...

Legal Ways to Sustain Your Brand’s Value

  By HG.org
In the business world, a brand is often one of the most important aspects a company has when being viewed and spoken about by consumers. The...

Trademark Registration and Protection in Cambodia

  By ACLF
Cambodia become a party to the Madrid Protocol in 2015, which makes it possible to protect a mark in a large number of countries by obtaining an...

How to Legally Protect Your Inventions and Ideas

An idea can be worth a million dollars – to you or to your competitor – which is why it is important to take steps to protect your inventions...

Singapore Patent Protection Examined in Car Crash Camera Case (17/04/2017)

The judgment in Lee Tat Cheng v Maka GPS Technologies Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 48 concerned an infringement action and an application for a...

Collecting Evidence for an IP lawsuit in China

[When preparing] a litigation action in China against opponent for intellectual property disputes, the key and vital issue of the action is...

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in China

Intellectual Property (hereafter referred to as "IP") is a generic term of legal rights enjoyed by creators of intellectual productions and...

I was an Institutional Author – Can I Claim the Copyright if the Institution Decides not to Publish?

  By HG.org
Many publications are protected through copyright laws once they have been published through either private means or with a company. However,...

Trade Mark Registration in Romania

The registration of a trademark in Romania involves several steps and procedures which must be closely observed. The Trade Mark registration can...

Is it Possible to Plagiarize Marketing?

  By HG.org
Plagiarism is rampant for those that are unable to create original thought or put an idea into their own words. This means that the intellectual...

Renewal of European Union Trademark Registration

European Union trademark registration is administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Considerations in Choosing a Trademark

The process of developing a successful brand for your business can be difficult and overwhelming. One must consider a variety of factors,...

Can You Copyright a Culinary Work/Dish/Recipe According to Polish Law?

According to the Polish copyright law “the copyright work” means “any manifestation of the creative activity of individual nature, established...

What To Do Before You Disclose an Idea for an Invention

A question high on the list of first asked questions to a Patent Attorney, is “what do I need to protect my idea before I talk to an investor,...

Singapore Announces New Patent Rules and Fees to Promote Innovation (20/03/2017)

Singapore has recently announced a range of major changes to its patent system that will affect those seeking protection in a variety of ways.

Business Disputes That Require a Business Attorney

Even though Americans pride themselves on their rugged individualism and independence, there are some things that simply should not be attempted...

China to Amend Its Law Against Unfair Competition

  By MMLC Group
The PRC Law Against Unfair Competition has been a valuable tool in fighting unfair business practices, including acting against passing off and...

Trademark Coexistence Agreements

Trademarks are graphically represented signs, which are used to distinguish and identify the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of...

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...

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.”

Trademark Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

Trademarks can play a vital role in protecting architectural features in buildings, including the design of nonfunctional exterior and interior...

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...

Defenses to Allegations of Copyright Infringement

There are numerous defenses available to a copyright infringement defendant.


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