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You Don’t Need to Be a Professional to Make Money from a Photo Copyright

Nowhere in copyright law does it say you have to hold a degree to create original work. It does not say you need a resume or professional equipment to make money from a copyright of a photo either. What you do need is to capture a valuable image. That means being in the right place at the right time and snapping that photo from just the right angle. The other step? Register the image — […]

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State University of New York Sues Former Students for Using Trademark

It is no secret that universities have become big brands doing even bigger business. You are also probably not surprised to hear that alumni pride for nearly every well-known university is just as big.  But SUNY’s lawsuit against two former students is an illustration of when alumni pride may just cross the line.  SUNY Gives Alumni Business a Crash Course on Trademark Infringement Two SUNY alums have been doing business as Triple O Entertainment for […]

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Attorney Crystal Broughan Appointed to the INTA’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee

Marks Gray attorney Crystal Broughan was appointed to the International Trademark Association’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee for a two-year term January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. The Antercounterfeiting Committee develops and advocates INTA’s policy regarding anti-counterfeiting and enforcement issues. The committee monitors developments in treaties, legislation, regulations and other enforcement mechanisms in various jurisdictions, conduct analysis and proposes policy recommendations to the INTA Board. The committee members draft and submit reports, interact with anti-counterfeiting organizations worldwide […]

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Four IP Tips For Expanding Your Business Globally

Are you ready to take your business to international markets?  This is exciting, but it can also feel daunting. Introducing your business to markets in other countries opens the door for many potential problems — including intellectual property theft. Trademark and copyright registrations can protect your business trademarks and original works, but only if you maintain them properly and are willing to actively enforce your intellectual property rights. Use these tips to expand your business […]

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