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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...

Beware Of Trademark Scams

INSIGHTS | By: | October 17, 2017

Trademark owners are often targeted by companies with official looking letters purporting to be from an official government agency.  These companies usually have the word “trademark” in the name, e.g., “Patent & Trademark Bureau” or the like, and their...

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...

Launching A Website? Consider Trademarks and Branding

INSIGHTS | By: | February 24, 2016

Small business owners should take certain steps before launching their website to be successful. Here are a few tips that business owners should consider: 1. The most important and valuable tip is to choose a name that is creative and unique. 2. The name you choose...

Protecting Your Trademark on Social Media Platforms

INSIGHTS | By: | July 1, 2015

Trademarks are valuable assets, and trademark owners must be diligent in protecting their marks on all social media platforms to safeguard their brand. Here are a few basic tips for protecting your trademarks: Obtain federal registration of your trademark or service...

Losing Protection of Registered Trademarks by Abandonment

INSIGHTS | By: | July 23, 2012

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...

The Basics of Copyright and Trademark

INSIGHTS | By: | July 23, 2012

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...