2020

How to Sell Your Work to Hollywood

Creative Law Center

To license or sell your work to Hollywood, it must be cleared of infringing uses of the creative work of others. Here's how one filmmaker did just that. The post How to Sell Your Work to Hollywood appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection

Public comments submitted by EMP&A regarding USPTO’s proposed trademark fee increases

Erik K Pelton

Earlier this week, our firm submitted brief comments regarding the USPTO’s proposed adjustment (note, there are no decreases proposed – only increases and new fees) rulemaking. Our comments and those of others can be found on Regulations.gov at: [link].

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ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus puts artists’ interests center stage

WIPO Magazine

Bjorn Ulvaeus outlines his ambitions as CISAC President and shares his vision of the role that technology will play in placing creators at the heart of a transformed music industry ecosystem

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How to Handle Rejection as an Artist

Art Law Journal

Experiencing rejection as an artist is a part of the job. Here, we talk to five artists and creatives on how they power through rejection and self-doubt. The post How to Handle Rejection as an Artist appeared first on Art Business Journal. Marketing interview

Copyright: Using images for social media

Sander Law

Copyright: Using images on social media. If you ever wondered if you can use that image you found through a Google search on your social media post or on your website, this post is for you. Copyright protection of images. Every photograph or image created is protected under Copyright.

New developments: Bracing for Brexit's effects on international IP

IP Blog

As we approach the end of the transition period, during which time the UK was no longer a member of the EU but still followed certain laws and regulations and remained a part of the customs union, this is a reminder that on January 1, 2021, only UK laws will apply.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Airbnb

Traverse Legal Blog

Here is the class action complaint filed against Airbnb by Traverse Legal and Gibbs Law Group. The pdf download link to the class action lawsuit and claims is also below.

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Booking.whocares: SCOTUS Issues a Headline-Making Trademark Decision… But Does It Really Matter?

Trademark and Copyright Law Blog

On June 30, amidst the traditional flurry of end-of-term opinions, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the first case to have been argued before it via teleconference, United States Patent and Trademark Office et al. Booking.com B.V.

Getting over the fear of copyright in photoshoots

Intellectual Property Office Blog

Copyright is scary. Really scary. At least it used to be! As an interior stylist who produces photoshoots for some of the country’s biggest magazines and commercial brands, getting the shots right is a must.

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How long does a U.S. patent or trademark application take to grant? (2020 edition)

IP Spotlight

The USPTO recently released its FY2020 Performance and Accountability Report , with contains helpful information about allowance rates, average pendency, and other statistics about its review of patent and trademark applications this year. Each year, IP Spotlight analyzes this report and, and we update our readers who often ask: how long does it take for a patent or trademark registration to grant?

8 Parts of a Perfect Copyright Page

Creative Law Center

There are no rules for crafting the perfect copyright page. You can set it up however you like. The copyright police won't come for you. Here's a template you can start with. The post 8 Parts of a Perfect Copyright Page appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection

Questions to Ask Your Trademark Lawyer

Erik K Pelton

There are several critical questions you should ask your trademark lawyer before hiring their services. In this podcast Erik shares some of these important questions. Listen and avoid some of the key mistakes. The post Questions to Ask Your Trademark Lawyer appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. There are several critical questions you should ask your trademark lawyer before hiring their services. In this podcast Erik shares some of these important questions.

Working ethically with Indigenous cultural and intellectual property: Australia launches new protocols

WIPO Magazine

In September 2020, the Australia Council for the Arts released the latest edition of its Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts, which aims to bridge the existing legal gap and provide traditional knowledge protection by recognizing and engendering respect for customary practice.

Artists and Creatives: Document Your Work and Career

Art Law Journal

If you're an artist or creative and don't document your work and career, learn why it's important and tips on how to get started. If you do, congratulations! Here are some best practices and reminders.

Trademarks: NICE Classification

Sander Law

Trademarks: NICE classification. The NICE classification is a system for classifying goods and services that is used when applying for trademark registration. It is an internationally recognized system and is updated periodically to capture new types of products and services. Classes.

Be vigilant and diligent in protecting your brand from counterfeiters

IP Blog

The average person may hear the term "counterfeit" and immediately think of scam artists in Hollywood crime films, printing batches of fake money. Such is the imprint of pop culture! Nevertheless, in truth, dealings in counterfeit goods are far more common and detrimental to the global economy.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Airbnb

Traverse Legal Blog

Is there a class-action lawsuit filed against Airbnb? As many of you know, we have been filing AAA arbitration cases against Airbnb on behalf of Airbnb hosts for COVID-19 refund issues which violated the agreed cancellation policies between the hosts and their guests.

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Third-Generation Vaccines Take Center Stage in Battle Against COVID-19

Bio Law Blog

The biopharmaceutical industry is at the forefront of COVID-19 news due to major advances in vaccine development. Now, more than a year since the first case of COVID-19 and nearing a year since daily life has been upended by the pandemic, hopes for a return to normal rest largely on the effectiveness of mass vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What is Blockchain Technology?

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies are rapidly expanding throughout the world – and with that rapid expansion has come a growing interest in IP protection for blockchain and cryptocurrency inventions. USPTO statistics confirm blockchain’s ascendance.

How Can I Make Sure I Get Credit for My Work?

Dear Rich IP Blog

Dear Rich: I want to copyright a report I researched and wrote and hope to sell to a museum. My report includes my collection of 19th-century photographs, most of which are extremely rare. W hen researchers use the report, I want them to credit me. How do I do that?

Creative writing: A new chapter

Intellectual Property Office Blog

I love reading. It allows our imaginations to run wild and provides a sense of escapism from everyday life, which is so important in these uncertain times. It also helps us switch off from our mobile phones, TVs and dare I say it … our partners.

Effective Consent Made Easier Under the NOC Regulations

Canadian Intellectual Property Blog

Case introduction: The Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (“NOC Regulations”) permit the Minister of Health (“Minister”) to issue a notice of compliance (“NOC”) to a generic company where a patentee’s effective consent is obtained.

New USPTO trademark fees – increases – coming January 2, 2021

Erik K Pelton

The USPTO will put into effect on January 2, 2021 what is quite likely the largest trademark fee increase in US history. Many fees are going up, and several new fees have been created. These fee changes have been in the works for more than a year. For my past public comments on these, please see earlier posts here: Public comments submitted by EMP&A regarding USPTO’s proposed trademark fee increases (Aug. 6, 2020).

The path to protection – good trademark strategies start at the beginning

WIPO Magazine

Legal guidance is critical to introducing a new brand successfully and smoothly. Strategic trademark consultant Kathryn Park, former General Counsel for Brand Management at GE, offers lawyers some practical tips on how to conduct an effective trademark search before unveiling a new product

Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artists

Art Law Journal

Artists seeking creative opportunities and funding to continue their work can improve their grant writing skills. Learn how to be present your project or proposal with these tips. The post Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artists appeared first on Art Business Journal. Finances career transitio

Trademark Examiner Reports: Common Objections

Sander Law

Trademark Examiner Reports: Common Objections. The objections raised by a Trademark Examiner generally fall into one or more of the following categories: Goods & Services Statement.

The ultimate crash course on protecting Intellectual Property

IP Blog

Early on in a business's life cycle, you may not have concerns more urgent than keeping operations on track and maintaining a reasonably steady cash flow.

Why Are Airbnb Hosts Litigating A Class Action Against Airbnb?

Traverse Legal Blog

The Players: Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb Payments, Inc , and Airbnb Payments UK Ltd. collectively “Airbnb”), operating through Airbnb.com, is a software platform acting as a ‘directory’ of short-term rental listings posted by its users (“hosts”).

Virtual think tank report: Reducing the friction in IP operations

CPA Global Blog

Intellectual Property can offer indispensable value to a company. The teams that manage IP for a business have the opportunity to make and save money, bolster company-wide strategy and help keep their business ahead of the competition

Legal Alert: New Hatch-Waxman-Style Patent Law Formally Adopted by China’s National People’s Congress; to Take Effect June 1, 2021

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

On October 17, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) formally adopted a revised patent law that makes significant changes to that country’s legal framework for pharmaceutical patents.

Protected: Interview with Kae and Cami Creator, Debbie Sullivan

LoTempio Law Blog

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Interview with Kae and Cami Creator, Debbie Sullivan appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039. Blog Interviews billsmafia Interview Kae and Cami

You, Me & IP Webinar Series: The Grinch Who Stole Holiday Trademarks

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Featuring: Justin McNaughton, Partner and Sharon Urias, Partner Join us to discuss the Grinch who tried to misappropriate, and therefore assert the right to exclusive use over holiday symbols, slogans, decorations, and cheer. Humbug. Click here to watch the recording.

5 tips for the safekeeping of your trade secrets

Texas Intellectual Property Law Blog

Texas is among the states whose trade secret laws developed using the Uniform Trade Secrets Act as a model.?However, However, businesses sometimes overlook the protection of their own trade secrets. Here are five tips for keeping such essential information safe.

USPTO Trademark Application features many puzzle pieces to assemble

Erik K Pelton

The following is an excerpt from my video, The Many Pieces of a USPTO Trademark Application. Have you ever looked at the USPTO Trademark Application Form online? It’s called the TEAS Form, – TEAS Standard or TEAS Plus. TEAS is the electronic filing system at the USPTO.

Turkmen inventors tackle water scarcity

WIPO Magazine

In countries like Turkmenistan with large expanses of arid land, agricultural development is held back by high levels of soil salinity and acute shortages of fresh water.

How can I Find Out if a Creative Work is Copyright Free?

Art Law Journal

Steve Schlackman. Given the popularity of street art, video mash-ups, remixes, or pop art, it's important to know whether the works being used are copyright-free. Art Theft & Fraud Intellectual Property Piracy Copyright Act Copyright Duration Copyright infringement Copyright Office Public Domai

Trademarks: Descriptiveness Objection

Sander Law

Trademarks: Descriptiveness Objection. One potential objection an Examiner may raise in an Examiner Report is that the applied for trademark is either: 1) clearly descriptive of the products or services sold under the trademark; or.