Category: Intellectual Property Protection

Advantages of Registering Trademarks with the USPTO

Businesses of all sizes should take steps to protect their intellectual property (IP). This includes the company’s name, logo, inventions or trade secrets. In fact, if your business has inventions or trademarks you rely upon in your operations, it is imperative to register for protection as soon as possible. If a business fails to register [..]

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Using Software Licensing Agreements

The term “intellectual property” is used to describe a variety of different things. In general, intellectual property (IP) is some form of intangible property that originated or was created by an individual’s mind. Common examples include artwork, music, computer software, literary pieces, inventions and designs. Because IP can be quite valuable, it is important to [..]

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Major Music Piracy Website Owner Receives Prison Sentence

According to the Washington Post, the operator of a successful website offering downloads of pirated music has been sentenced to prison. Rocky Ouprasith, 23, used sites named RockDizMusic.com and RockDizFile.com as a file-sharing websites focused on pirated music. The Recording Industry Association of America reports that RockDizFile.com became the second largest site for pirated music [..]

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Avoid these Intellectual Property Mistakes

All business owners, regardless of the size of their company, should work to protect their intellectual property (IP). For a small, start-up entity, one IP error could destroy the business. As a result, it is important that you educate yourself on how to handle and manage your IP. Consider the following: Don’t Presume you own [..]

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What is Trademark Counterfeiting?

If your company has a word, logo, symbol or other identifier that is used to help consumers associate the source of goods or services that you provide, it is imperative that you take action to protect it as a trademark. Under the trademark laws, you can protect your mark from consumer confusion as well as [..]

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