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The Costs of Not Protecting Your Brand

INSIGHTS | By: | March 10, 2021

If you own a small business, you will likely invest money, energy and time into marketing and branding that business.  Do not get blindsided by failing to protect your name and brand by federally registering your trademark.  If you do not do the research to determine...

When Can You Sue for Copyright Infringement?

INSIGHTS | By: | June 25, 2019

In a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the High Court put an end to the split in the circuit courts as to when a copyright infringement lawsuit could be brought, i.e., the “registration approach” or the “application approach”. In some circuits, such as New York’s...

Historic New Copyright Act Signed Into Law

INSIGHTS | By: | October 12, 2018

The Orrin G. Hatch – Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was enacted by Congress and signed into law on October 11, 2018. This welcome and significant law was unanimously enacted by Congress after years of effort by many to update music licensing to better...

Creativity & The Law: How Copyright Laws Protect Your Work

INSIGHTS | By: | July 19, 2018

HAH – K. Dalli July Article For many people involved in creative pursuits, knowing how to protect the work is important.  Although it may seem daunting, the good news is that it’s really a lot simpler than it might first appear. For starters, the way in which...

What’s In A Name?

INSIGHTS | By: | August 21, 2017

In today’s Google®-world, for small companies, the answer is… EVERYTHING. Marketing and branding always have been important for businesses, but with many potential customers searching Google® or other search engines for local businesses, a bland, descriptive name will...

Small Business and Intellectual Property

INSIGHTS | By: | October 5, 2016

A small business’s intellectual property (IP), i.e., all its intangible assets, including logos, trade names, designs, inventions and product names, are often not given due consideration by the small business owner.  Just as a business can own a building or...
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