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Trademark Parody

November 28, 2018 | by | Trademark Law

By Leslie J. Lott When you strike at a king, you must kill him. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) I. Introduction Engaging in trademark parody is a little like striking at a king. You had better be good at it, because if you attempt and fail, you are in trouble. Parody is […]

Entertainment Resources

June 15, 2020 | by | Entertainment Law

Entertainment law involves primarily transactional work and can encompasses a variety of topics, including: advertising, art, film, internet, merchandising, music, new media, publicity rights, theater and performing arts, publishing, radio, sports, TV, cable, and video. Statutes Webcasting Rates Copyright Office Licensing Copyright Act Digital Millenium Copyright Act Organizations BMI ASCAP […]

Copyrights Resources

June 15, 2020 | by | Copyright Law

A copyright is a federally-granted right which protects an author’s particular expression of an idea. Copyright does not give protection to the actual idea being expressed. Rather, it protects the particular form of expression the author used in expressing his or her idea. General What can be Copyrighted? Requirements for […]

Trademarks Resources

June 15, 2020 | by | Trademark Law

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or combination thereof, which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others. A service mark is closely related, except that it serves to identify and distinguish the source of services rather than […]

Patent Resources

June 15, 2020 | by | Patent Law

A patent is the grant of a property right from the government to the inventor. A patent provides its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States. Once the patent expires, the invention enters the public domain and […]

Types of Patents

June 15, 2020 | by | Patent Law

The United States laws provide for three different types of patents: Utility Patent: A utility patent may be available for inventions which are novel, useful, and non-obvious. Utility patents can be obtained for the utilitarian or functional aspects of an invention. Utility patents have a term of twenty years from […]