Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Issues and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

What are NFTs? NFTs are digital cryptographic assets that represent real-world objects like art, music, in-game items, and videos. They are bought and sold online and uniquely encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos. The unique code certifies …

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Patent Protections: Wright or Wrong?

Were the famous brothers patent trolls? Or just entrepreneurs trying to be compensated for their hard work and ingenuity? The 115th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first issued patent, U.S. 821,393 entitled “Flying Machine” is upon us. Orville and Wilbur …

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Spinning Out of Control: Peloton’s Attempts to Cancel a Trademark Bully

Have you attended a spin class at your local gym or health club? Or are you immersed in the more timely, sanitary home-spinning craze? Have you related either of these activities to a company called Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.?   Likely not. However, Mad Dogg owns several US trademark registrations, including Registration No. …

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5 Tips — Protecting The Photographer’s Copyrights Online

Photographers are especially vulnerable to theft of their work. Unfortunately, artists of all types have their work wrongfully copied and used without their consent on a regular basis, and in this age of the Internet and Instagram, photographers can be …

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USPTO extends filing deadlines

USPTO Extends Certain Responsive Filing Deadlines to June 1, 2020. Responsive filings due between and inclusive of March 27 and May 31, 2020 are extended to June 1, 2020. The new notices supersede the previously posted: “Notice of Waiver of …

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Intellectual Property Goals For 2020

Do You Have 2020 IP Vision? If you own a business, you use intellectual property (IP), whether it is your own or someone else’s. Your 2020 IP goals should include: 1) determine what IP you own and how/if you are properly …

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False Advertising Issues For Emerging Businesses

False advertising is the use of false, misleading, or unproven information to advertise products to consumers. The Basics In the United States, the federal government regulates advertising through the FTC, and additionally permits private litigation through various statutes, most notably …

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Copyrights For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

A copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce copies of the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform the work, and display the work. Copyright Basics A copyright is a form of protection provided for “original works of authorship” …

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Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge

As I stated in the first post of this series, in business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or highest form of flattery; it is someone stealing from you!! Have you found a unique way to solve a problem or improve …

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SMART Patent Applications

Can filing a patent application be a SMART goal? Yes, it can. Filing a patent application is a Specific action that is Measurable; you get a formal filing receipt indicating that your application fulfilled all the filing requirements and is …

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