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Losing Protection of Registered Trademarks by Abandonment

Trademarks are an important part of any business. Once a mark is registered and, therefore, federally protected, the protection afforded by the registration is dependent upon continued use of the mark. The owner of a trademark loses its rights to a mark if it does not use the mark in a consistent and controlled manner. Continue reading Losing Protection of Registered Trademarks by Abandonment

The Basics of Copyright and Trademark

Copyrights and trademarks are collectively known as intellectual property rights. A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. A trademark protects and identifies the source of goods of one party from those of another, and, similarly, a service mark protects and identifies the source of a service, rather than a product. Continue reading The Basics of Copyright and Trademark

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare