I have accepted a position that will not allow me to write in 2016. However, I want to continue to provide information on cyber, intellectual property (IP), social media, security, privacy, and technology law and policy to you all. So…. I… Read More ›
Yesterday, a website that looked exactly like Bloomberg posted “news” that there was a $31 billion buyout offer for Twitter. Ummm not true! The website, called http://www.bloomberg.market, featuring a new gTLD, was fake. And so was the report. The fake website… Read More ›
It is extremely important for companies to protect their intellectual property. Developing a comprehensive intellectual property plan is essential to protecting your investment and protecting your consumers from confusion. Trademarking your brand names, slogans and company name as well as copyrighting… Read More ›
Do not file DMCA claims lightly and be prepared for a fight. People do not often fight these cases so vigorously but is does happen. Make sure you have a valid claim for copyright infringement.
To successfully register a service mark, services associated with the mark must have been provided prior to registration. Advertising is not enough!
OHIM has announced the introduction of a new accelerated procedure for handling Community Trade Mark (CTM) applications.
U.S. trademark owners should conduct trademark searches both domestic and international markets that are of potential significance, even if the foreign search is merely a “knock-out” search for identical marks; and U.S. trademark owners should develop and implement strategies for… Read More ›
If you are considering a crowdfunding platform for your new venture, or if you are contemplating investing in a crowd-funded project, attention to intellectual property protection is critical.