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- Does the “First Sale Doctrine” Protect Me if I Create Saleable Items Using Existing Products?
Selling of products that are originally one or more different items is difficult based on certain factors that could negatively affect the individual or business attempting the sale. There are trademark laws in place that protect the intellectual property such as designs or processes in trade secrets which may alter or change what may occur with these sales.
- Expert Witness Testimony on Similarity of Works in Copyright Infringement Claim
Copyright infringement is a rampant crime in the age where technology rules over these matters, and the issues with copyrighted works being copied and distributed increases each year. However, the need for an expert witness arises when similar works are fashioned from the original that are similar enough to lead to infringement claims against the author.
- What Types of Legal Agreements can Protect Intellectual Property?
Legal agreements are often part of protecting intellectual property when though business interactions and when used within a company. There are a few different contracts and agreements that assist with these matters, and it is important to know the difference and when to utilize them.
- 3D Printing Technology: Impact on Intellectual Property Protection
As each decade passes, new technologies are brought to the marketplace and change our way of life. Over the past decade or so, we have seen the widespread adoption of the iPhone® and other smartphones, social networking via Facebook® and Twitter®, and the iPad® and other tablets. New legal issues regarding ownership of consumer content and privacy of consumers are being tackled every day.
- Common Misconceptions about Intellectual Property
There are many myths about intellectual property, what it can do, who owns it and why it exists. In order to dispel these misconceptions, it is important to research what intellectual property the company or individual owns and why it is vital to the success of business interactions.
- Brilliant Ideas Need Protection: Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
Brilliant ideas take many forms. It is important to know how to protect them. Learn more.
- Does Moderating Your Website Make You Liable for Copyright Infringement?
Online platform providers are increasingly looking for ways to curate user generated content, both to promote good content and filter bad content. As a recent example, YouTube has taken steps to demonetize channels that may not align with the values of their advertisement buyers. Nearly everyone running an online platform is working on removing internet troll comments.
- Reasons Intellectual Property Is Imperative for Your Business
Whether the owner of a business has created or own intellectual property, the use of it may be crucial to revenue and imperative to utilize as trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets become more important to the commerce realm. This means a lawyer should be hired to protect these items and keep the owner from committing violations.
- Is Peter Thiel Right about Gawker?
(CNN) There is a Klingon saying that "revenge is a dish best served cold." There is another saying used by parents everywhere: "This is why we can't have nice things." Both maxims came to mind as the news broke about PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker media.
- What Entrepreneurs Must Understand about Intellectual Property
Intellectual property may be the backbone and foundation of a business venture, and it is crucial that entrepreneurs understand what these items are so they may profit and avoid violations. If the owner of a business has created some concept or work, he or she may be able to market it and keep it protected through intellectual property protections.