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What is Copyright?

What is Copyright?

Copyright protects "original" work of authorship that are "fixed" in a tangible medium of expression.  It includes literary, musical, and dramatic works; photographs; graphics; audio and visual recordings; software; and other creative works.  Copyright derives from...

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A Brief Guide to the Uniform Trade Secret Act

A Brief Guide to the Uniform Trade Secret Act

As hard as business owners work to keep their brand-defining secrets private, those who want a piece of their success work equally hard to gain access to those secrets. Most states have similar versions of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act which defines what trade secrets...

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Can You Trademark a 3-D Shape?

Can You Trademark a 3-D Shape?

Trademark law is an extremely complicated topic for business owners, but it’s also one of the most essential parts of protecting your business branding efforts and your intellectual property. Trademarking your name or logo ensures that consumers aren’t confused by...

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Counterfeits, Knockoffs And Why We Are Members of INTA

Counterfeits, Knockoffs And Why We Are Members of INTA

The International Trademark Association (“INTA”) is the worldwide trademark association who has been instrumental in framing how every country in the world communicates on trademarks, infringement and brand enforcement. As members, we attend the Annual Conference...

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How Amazon Is Fighting Back Against Counterfeiters

How Amazon Is Fighting Back Against Counterfeiters

As most everyone knows Amazon is an online place to sell everything from cosmetics to furniture to handbags. Because of its sheer size, the company has had trouble preventing foreign companies from creating counterfeit products that duplicate someone else’s...

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Substance Over Form: Why a Privacy Policy Needs to be Customized

Substance Over Form: Why a Privacy Policy Needs to be Customized

If you scroll to the bottom of most websites, you will probably see the link to a privacy policy. What exactly is a privacy policy, and do you need one for your business? If you have a privacy policy, is it up to date with your business’ data practices and compliant...

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Protect Your Assets

Protect Your Assets

Kenny and Steve discuss how creating, quantifying and protecting a strong brand can increase the value of a company. They also explore how potential business acquirers value intellectual property in GrowthAmplifiers podcast.

Amazon: The IP Accelerator is Dead?

Amazon: The IP Accelerator is Dead?

As attorneys specializing in brand protection, we obviously see serious advantage in trademark protection.  Trademarks are source indicators (e.g. Oreos for cookies, Nordstrom for retail store services).  Trademark registration provides a presumption of exclusive...

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Protect Your Assets

Protect Your Assets

Kenny and Steve discuss how creating, quantifying and protecting a strong brand can increase the value of a company. They also explore how potential business acquirers value intellectual property in GrowthAmplifiers podcast.

Amazon: The IP Accelerator is Dead?

Amazon: The IP Accelerator is Dead?

As attorneys specializing in brand protection, we obviously see serious advantage in trademark protection.  Trademarks are source indicators (e.g. Oreos for cookies, Nordstrom for retail store services).  Trademark registration provides a presumption of exclusive...