Intellectual Property Blog

Anything and Everything Is U

Michael Moore is a future-thinking artist and designer who believes that art not only surrounds us and is a cornerstone of all cultures, but that it helps to improve our understanding of different peoples as well. Because of this, he thinks it should be part of everyone’s life, and has made it his goal to explicitly combine art with culture.  He got his start providing computer-aided design (CAD) services to structural engineers and architects. Now, […]

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Best Practices for Photos on Your Website

Let’s say you start a business. Naturally, you decide you need a website to market your services or products. Maybe you choose to build the website yourself using a template. Or you hire a third party to create a customized website. In either scenario, you are going to want to use some images to enhance the visual appeal. So you search the internet for photos that you might want to use. Not so fast. You […]

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The Gender Gap in the U.S. Innovative Economy: Does Gender Disparity Still Exist Today?

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Summer Law Clerk Julianna R. Favale This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and acknowledge how far women have come from having to fight for a right to vote. But there are still areas of law that are slow to develop alongside progressive shifts in societal mores.  Why? Largely because they were shaped by such norms. Intellectual property is one such area of law.  The […]

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Culhane’s Irish Pub: Learning How to Pivot During the Pandemic

The past five months have really been rough on our local restaurants, pubs, bars, and taprooms. First they were all shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So they had to build up their takeout and delivery services. Then they were allowed to partially open. And then shut down again.  Some establishments have gotten creative and developed new ways to conduct business. Culhane’s Irish Pub created $10 boxed lunches and started marketing the boxed lunches […]

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Should You Register Your Copyrights?

I meet many business owners and individuals who have written books or manuals, taken professional photographs, created artwork, or written music, and they never register the copyrights for the original works with the U.S. Copyright Office. Some people just do not think about the issue of registering the copyrights for their original works. Others think it is too expensive to register their copyrights. So here are some facts to consider. Copyright registration is voluntary. You […]

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The Washington Redskins and the Creation of a New Trademark

In a move that was long overdue, the Washington Redskins football team announced this week that they will change their name. The first date of use claimed by Pro-Football, Inc. for the team name was over 80 years ago, on September 19, 1937. Now they have to start the process of creating and protecting a brand new trademark. There is much speculation about what the new trademark name and design will be. But most people […]

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