Musicians face a lot of scrutiny when it comes to their songs. When one musician believes another artist or band stole their song, they can file a copyright infringement lawsuit. A recent lawsuit filed against Led Zeppelin is an example of the legal action other bands can take if they think their song or melody was stolen by another artist.
Trying to register a trademark can be complicated process, especially if you end up in a trademark dispute. Business owners in California should be aware of a recent trademark dispute case that ended up being heard by a federal appeals court after the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board rejected an applicant's trademark request.
Apple and Samsung are the top two smartphone companies in the United States. Smartphones are becoming the standard type of cellphone for many Americans so it's not surprising that these two companies continue to battle for customers. As each company tries to create the best smartphone on the market, allegations of intellectual property violations are being made by both companies accusing each other of stealing their patents, copyrights and trademarks.