Intellectual Property Blog

Monthly Archives from January 2019

Jewelry Designs and Copyright Protection

Copyright law protects many different types of original artistic expressions that are original to the creator and fixed in a tangible form. Artistic pieces like earrings, necklaces, broaches, rings, and bracelets may be protected by copyright law if there are original creative elements that can be identified separately from the functional aspects of the piece of jewelry.  So the clasp on the necklace may not be protected, but the original design of the part of the […]

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The Virtual Wall Preventing Legal Immigration

Greetings! Did you feel uncertain, frustrated, or overwhelmed by immigration matters last year? 2018 and 2017 have been years of immigration chaos and transformation. While the physical wall has yet to materialize, we face a virtual wall made of requests for evidence, unjustified denials, roadblocks, and bureaucratic burdens. As we look ahead, we share tips on what we have done and must do to overcome these challenges. A key part of overcoming challenges is starting […]

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Dance Moves – Can You Claim Copyright Infringement?

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Associate Logan McEwen The boundaries of copyright law are tested in an increasingly digital world, but digital arts can give a new perspective on old issues. Like the question: can you claim copyright infringement for a dance move? That is the question raised by claims against the videogame Fortnite from entertainers Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Terrence Ferguson (rapper 2 Milly), and Russell Horning (Backpack Kid). […]

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FAQ: My Petition is Approved – Now What?

Thankfully, after overcoming the RFEs and delays, we are getting approvals and every one is relieved.  As we receive approvals, clients often asked, “What is next? Now what?” In this PDF guide, we share answers to the FAQs about your new status and related issues. Download the PDF

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Tips for Business Owners: What to Do After Discovering Infringement of Your IP – Part 3: Take Legal Action

After discovering possible infringement of your copyrights or trademarks, you should consult with an intellectual property attorney who will offer guidance on possible legal action. Typically, there are two main steps: sending a cease-and-desist letter and then filing a petition or lawsuit if necessary. Send a Cease-and-Desist Letter In many situations, this is an appropriate and cost-effective first step. You may be able to stop the infringing actions simply by informing the individual or business […]

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Webinar: Preparing for the 2019 H-1B Season

Thursday, January 31, 2019 2 – 3 pm Sign Up Now It’s time to start planning for the 2019 H-1B Cap Season, the most uncertain to date. This webinar will break down: the fundamentals of today’s H-1B cap process examples of current challenges, and tips for navigating those challenges in this year’s H-1B cap filings.

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