Copyrights

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Does Your Intellectual Property Constitute Copyright, Trademark, or Trade Secret Material?

If you or your company is thinking of entering the US market, you should familiarize yourself with what constitutes copyright, trademark, or trade secret material, and what is protected/not protected within each Intellectual Property (IP) category in the United States. Doing so will go a long way to preventing you from unintentionally violating the IP …

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Cease & Desist

You’ve Received a Cease and Desist Letter: Now What?

When foreign and overseas companies and individual’s doing business in the United States fail to do due diligence on their intellectual property assets before introducing them into U.S. markets, they run the risk of legal action from U.S.-based companies who believe their intellectual property rights have been infringed. Often, the first inkling of such legal …

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Think Ahead: Know the Nuances of International Intellectual Property Law

Companies planning to do business in the United States should study up on international and U.S. intellectual property laws to ensure the protections they’ve enjoyed in their home countries and regions extend to the United States. Be forewarned: in many cases they don’t. Just as a United States patent or trademark offers no protection in …

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Do You Pass The Copyright Test?

Whether or not the design elements of cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted might, at first glance, seem a bit inconsequential. After all, except for certain graphics, school/team colors, or stitch patterns, cheerleader outfits are all pretty much the same, aren’t they? Not so, says the United States Supreme Court, which recently ruled on a case …

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Copyright Enforcement Through the U.S. DMCA

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) released a white paper titled, Copyright Enforcement Through the U. S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The main legal vehicle for challenging infringing content is through the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or a claim of Trademark Infringement. This White Paper prepared by the members of the IGDA B&L …

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