Intellectual Property Blog

What’s Allowed under Fair Use of Copyright-Protected Work?

Copyright registrations protect owners’ original works from other people reproducing, distributing, displaying, and/or performing the original works or creating derivative works. But the laws surrounding copyright protection are not exactly sealed tight. References to copyright-protected work are all around us, and you can bet that most of those people did not get permission. So when is the use of copyrighted material okay? And when does it cross the line? The United States Copyright Act has […]

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FAQs about F-1 OPT Work Authorization Verification

Many F-1 students selected under the H-1B lottery have an expiring or expired Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Our clients are asking us how to verify their work authorization. We have created these FAQs to guide you through the process. Download the PDF

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Three Common Trademark Mistakes Made By Businesses

rubber stamp printed with trademark[/caption] The names, symbols, and logos associated with your business can be valuable assets. By registering them as trademarks, you help protect your business from predatory competitors who want to make money off your hard work. Unfortunately, many businesses make some simple mistakes that impact their ability to benefit from that protection. Learn from the errors of businesses that have come before you to ensure you correctly apply for and maintain […]

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Supreme Court Rules Trademark Licenses Survive Bankruptcy

United States Supreme Court Pillars of Justice and Law[/caption] Earlier this month, the Supreme Court tied up loose ends in a case that is being called “the most significant unresolved legal issue in trademark licensing.” The Court ruled 8-1 in the case of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (Supreme Court May 2019) that, if a trademark owner goes bankrupt, they cannot take away the rights of licensees to use trademarks that were already […]

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Federal Judge Stands Up for Press Freedoms in the Age of Assault on the Media

After thoughtful review of the evidence and careful consideration, U.S. Federal Judge Mark Walker dismissed a defamation suit against Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Eric Lipton. A former professor at the University of Florida and a vocal proponent for the benefits of GMO crops, scientist Kevin Folta cited 32 statements within Lipton’s 2015 article investigating Monsanto’s ties with the scientist and the academic community in relation to GMOs. He said the article falsely alleged […]

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International Trademark Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Boston

This May, I traveled to the International Trademark Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Below you will find photo highlights from the conference. I look forward to sharing what I learned there in upcoming posts.

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