A trademark represents a company or product. If you go to the trouble of coming up with a particular trademark, it makes sense that you would want to protect it. Why Register your Trademark? There are many reasons why you should register your trademark, including protecting yourself from unregistered trademark infringement in various situations. For example, did you know … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Register Your Trademark
Internet law in America can seem like the Wild West. A vast metaphorical landscape where laws are either flimsy or rarely enforced. In the United States at least, the enforcement of copyright law has always been flimsy. Individuals are rarely taken to court or fined over their decision to illegally stream movies, download music, or utilize other people’s material on their … [Read more...] about Business Websites and Copyright
It's really basic: ownership of the copyright in work a business pays for can often be critical for successful commercialization of that work. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright contains arcane provisions that will often produce a counterintuitive result - leaving full copyright ownership with the contractor. How could this possibly be?? Internet attorneys, advisers and … [Read more...] about Who Owns the Copyright of Work Created by a Contractor?
If your business is built on a truly original idea, one of the first steps you need to take is to get a legal protection of that idea. You need to consider the protection of your intellectual property early in the formation of the business. It is heartbreaking to find that the idea you've worked so hard to conceptualize and develop is stolen by other people and companies. … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Business Ideas
In the coming years, as we turn on our televisions, it will become increasingly more difficult to tell whether we are actually seeing television or instead are watching the Internet or, more likely, a combination of both. As broad band, digital television combines with DSL and cable modem technology, multicasting of all sorts will be a reality. This convergence of technologies … [Read more...] about Understanding “Owned and Controlled” Licenses