Of the areas we focus our practice on, perhaps none is more misunderstood than copyright law.  That’s unfortunate, because copyright is the area of IP law that everyday individuals are most likely to run afoul of.  With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to point out some of the most common myths/misconceptions surrounding copyrights.  But first…. The Basics Copyright law protects original works of creative authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium.  The kinds of works that can be protected are varied, and include the “traditional“ (for example, books, music, paintings and computer software) to the […]

Date posted: May 20, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Common Copyright Myths & “Don’ts”

Categories: Copyright Internet

In the past week, there’s been a lot of hullabaloo about someone attempting to file a U.S. trademark application for registration of the term “SEO.” The applicant in question here has identified a long litany of advertising related services in connection with which the SEO mark has been used. As surely as the phases of the moon change, I see some post in the blogosphere about a joker who is trying to “trademark”* a common industry term. Fear not, good friends, there is little to worry about in such cases. I’ll attempt to explain why. First of all, simply applying for a […]

Date posted: January 24, 2010 | Author: | Comments Off on Can Someone “Trademark” the Term SEO?

Categories: Internet Trademark

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony Larussa filed in May a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming that the company’s allowance of the username “TonyLaRussa” was a violation of his rights. In particular, LaRussa claimed that the account and its use constituted a violation of his trademark rights, misappropriation of his name and likeness, and an invasion of his privacy. Legal observers opined that these types of claims were an odd fit for the circumstances and, more importantly, a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act contains a provision that shields publishers of user data against liability for such publication. While the […]

Date posted: July 8, 2009 | Author: | Comments Off on Twitter Username Lawsuit Gone as Quickly as it Came

Categories: Internet Trademark

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