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May 15, 2017

Copyright Lawyer: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

If you are looking for information regarding copyright protection law, then The United States Copyright Office is the authority that provides basic copyright information services to the public.
May 15, 2017

Kevin Spacey Awarded U.S. Patent

Kevin Spacey, winner of two Academy Awards, now has a new accomplishment to add to his list of lifetime achievements: patent recipient.
May 15, 2017

U.S. Trademark Office Seeking Another Chance to Ban Disparaging Trademarks

We previously reported on the Washington Redskins’ challenge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) cancellation of several Redskins trademarks.
May 15, 2017

Patent Issued for Ilene Berg Shoes

The Concept Law Group is very proud to announce the allowance of a new patent for Ilene Berg shoes.
May 15, 2017

Jay Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ Trial Heating Up

On Friday, Linkin Park’s bassist, Dave Ferrell, testified in a copyright infringement suit accusing Jay Z, producer Timbaland, and others of illegally sampling an Egyptian ballad in Jay Z’s song “Big Pimpin.’”
May 15, 2017

Crossfit Wins Motion to Dismiss Two of Nike’s Trademark Claims

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) granted Palm Beach Crossfit, Inc. d/b/a Crossfit CityPlaces’ motion to dismiss two of Nike’s four claims in a recent Opposition proceeding.
May 15, 2017

Robin Thicke’s defense in “Blurred Lines” Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Apparently, Robin Thicke, singer of the best-selling single in the world last year, “Blurred Lines”, is suffering from a blurred memory. Robin is now dismissing statements he made during prior interviews about how the song was created.
May 15, 2017

Can I protect my trademark internationally?

Your U.S. trademark registration protects your mark only in the United States. To gain international trademark protection, you must either (1) file applications directly in the countries or regions (e.g., the European Union) where you are using or intend to use the mark, or (2) file an international application under the Madrid Protocol, which simplifies the process when filing in multiple countries.
May 15, 2017

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.: Temporary Cease-Fire or End of Patent War?

He may have overstated things a bit when the late Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” on companies that allegedly infringed Apple’s iPhone patents, but, since Jobs’ death, the company has continued to aggressively pursue litigation against a number of rivals, including HTC Corp.