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New Rule for Group Registration in the US Copyright Office

The US Copyright Office issued a final rule this week for Group Registration of Short Online Literary Works. The Final Rule amends the regulations to establish a new type of copyright registration for works distributed online by individual writers that do not qualify as contributions to periodicals. The effective date of the new rule is August 17, 2020. The intent of the rule is to help protect short works that are published on the internet. […]

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Here’s a Peek at What a USCIS Field Office Visit Will Be Like For You Right Now

As many USCIS field offices throughout the country start to reopen and return to work, USCIS has started developing new in-person guidelines. Want to get a better idea of what to expect from a USCIS field office visit right now? Check out this recent Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony.  Download PDF.

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Words Have Power, So BOLDLYWRITE!

Communication via the written word is a talent that many people attempt to master. Maybe you dream of writing a novel but do not have any idea how to start. Or you have a blog that you are struggling to maintain. However you’re struggling with writing, you might consider talking to writing coach Karina Cadora at Karina Cadora Teaches, LLC. Karina is a writing coach and editor with over 20 years of experience teaching writing […]

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Use In Commerce – Are Your Specimens Acceptable?

Filing a trademark application can be challenging for some businesses, especially when it comes to acceptable specimens of use in commerce. The USPTO has very specific guidelines on what is acceptable. And they have become stricter in the past two years about what they will accept. So here are some tips for selecting a good specimen: Make sure the specimen has the trademark that you are registering on the specimen. The exact same trademark, not […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Blocking Critic on Twitter

While our courts continue to apply and set precedents for free speech liberties in the digital age, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is receiving accolades for her handling of the First Amendment violation suit against her for blocking a critic on Twitter.  And you’ll never guess where the praise is coming from: the Knight First Amendment Institute. That’s right — the same organization that filed suit against President Donald Trump for blocking critics from his Twitter […]

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