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Copyright FAQ: Internet Images and Articles

If an image or article is free and publicly available on the web, can I use it with attribution? Not without permission from the appropriate copyright holders. If it is an original work of authorship, it is covered by copyright – no matter where you found the material, and even if you include the source.

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Trademarks and Business Names as Domain Names

Two of my clients recently encountered incidents involving domain name disputes. One of my clients received an email from China stating that a Chinese company was going to purchase domain names that included my client’s company name. The company also stated that they intended to file a trademark application that included my client’s company name, as well. The Chinese company wanted to know if the international trademark application and domain names would cause my client […]

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Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal Broughan Shares Latest Blog Post

How to Prevent an IP Nightmare by Crystal T. Broughan Intellectual Property Attorney Marks Gray Shareholder Click here to read the full post authored by Ms. Broughan. In it, she offers valuable tips to ensure your business can prevent easily avoidable IP mistakes. Crystal Broughan is an intellectual property law attorney with Marks Gray, P.A. If you would like to learn more about Marks Gray’s intellectual property law services please contact Ms. Broughan at [email protected] […]

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Handling Domain Names in the Wake of the New gTLDs

        By: Crystal T. Broughan, Esq. In May 2015, I had the good fortune to attend the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Annual Conference in San Diego, California. Each morning as I walked to the convention center and each afternoon when I walked back to the hotel, there were people standing on street corners with big signs saying “.sucks” (Dotsucks). There were also many cars with big “.suck” signs on their roof. In […]

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