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- 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.
- Professional Sports Leagues and Trademarks
Trademarks are intellectual property that protect the symbol, name, phrase or graphical depiction of a company. Professional sports teams have these brands created, and then they become trademarked for protection and profit with physical products and merchandise and online intangible items.
- Should You Register Your Trademarks? Benefits Registered Trademark Owners Receive When Protecting Their Brands
A trademark is a word, symbol, phrase—or almost anything—that represents your company to potential customers. It may be the first thing that a potential customer or client sees when they interact with your business and will likely be the go-to thing that a potential customer or client thinks about when they think of your business. This means that trademark protection is essential for the long-term health of a business.
- Brilliant Ideas Need Protection: Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
Brilliant ideas take many forms. It is important to know how to protect them. Learn more.
- New Ruling on Where Patent Infringement Cases Can Be Litigated
Intellectual property infringement is a serious problem throughout the world, but patents have been an important topic with the United States Supreme Court since the early 2000s. New rulings have been issued about how and where litigation is permitted based on the owner of the patent and how it affects others.
- Patent Infringement Cases against the United States Government
Patent infringement is possible with almost any person or entity including the United States government, agencies and agents. When these issues arise, the owner of the patent needs to know what to do, how to proceed, who to contact and why time is of the essence.
- Prevent Employees from Revealing Trade Secrets
When trade secrets are a part of what provides a competitive edge to a company, it is essential they remain a secret from the public and other competing companies. In order to keep employees from revealing these ingredients, processes or methods, many techniques could be used to include nondisclosure agreements.
- International Trademarks: A Foreign Company’s Rights in the USA
A company located outside of the United States – as an example, a company located in one of the European countries – may spend thousands of dollars developing its brand and goodwill in its home country. Eventually, such company may want to sell its goods and services outside of its home country including in the United States. The Madrid Protocol provides an easy means for the company to make its initial trademark filing in the United States.
- Is an Anticompetitive Contract Clause an Ancillary Restraint that Will Survive Antitrust Scrutiny?
by Bona Law PC
Setting prices or allocating markets with your competitor is a terrible idea. Doing so is likely to lead to civil litigation and perhaps even criminal penalties.
- Supreme Court Decision Reduces Post-Sale Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property rights are important to the owner, but this could change due to a sale of the IP based on changes implemented by the Supreme Court. Once a copyright, trademark or similar intellectual property has been sold, it no longer has the same rights it did prior to the sale, and this is important to understand for the owners.