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Intellectual Property Litigation Archives

The dilution of trademarks and a right to parody

Trademark dilution is a term you may not have heard before. It refers to using a trademark in a way that "dilutes" the owner's trademark. Dilution doesn't just happen when someone infringes on a trademark directly. Parodies of trademarks could result in dilution as well.

Infringement matters: Filing a complaint is vital

You were using the internet, browsing to see what kinds of things people had made recently. It was shocking, but you came across identical photographs and information about a product you created and own the rights to. The company claims to be the designer and sells the product for less.

Why is trademark law important?

There is little worse than realizing that another company has been using your trademark to promote its copycat products. Your customers have been leaving negative feedback stating that you sold them cheap, dangerous items. The trouble is that those aren't your items and they're not your customers. It's driving your business into the ground.

Patents, trademarks and copyrights: What are they?

Intellectual property has, in many ways, become the most valuable commodity that anyone can buy or sell. The more our world evolves technologically, the more important information and ideas become -- and the more important it is to understand what legal means are used to protect those things.

Do's and don'ts of handling online copyright disputes

The Internet is the hardest type of media to police. It sometimes appears that Internet users believe all data is free for the taking. But just because something is on the Internet does not mean it is exempt from copyright or plagiarism laws.

Protecting intellectual property

Have you got good idea for a new product, or have you invented a new marketable gadget? Maybe you have written a song or a book. Whatever your intellectual property is, you need to decide if it is going to need protection. If it is going to be a marketable item, you will more than likely want to protect it from the possibility of someone else using it to make money and leaving you in the cold.

Is it hard to prove intellectual property infringement?

Whether it is a big business move, an invention, a book idea or a movie plot, no one likes to see someone else using their idea and then taking credit for it. It is even worse when they make money off of it -- money that should have rightly been yours.

Hollywood takes aim at TickBox TV in intellectual property suit

TickBox TV is an android streaming TV device that enables users to stream content via open source media software. Now, several of California's media giants are targeting TickBox TV through intellectual property litigation. Chief among these media giants are Netflix, Amazon and Disney, but many Hollywood Studios such as Universal, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. are also on board with the lawsuit.

Intellectual property issues in tech startups

Aside from being huge and successful businesses, what do Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Apple have in common? They are just a few of the many companies that started in a humble garage. The founders of these companies did not let a lack of funds or property get in their way. We are betting that many of the current tech startups in California have founders that feel the same way.

An all-inclusive approach to protecting intellectual property

If you think about it, everything in the entire world outside of nature started with an idea. A person, or perhaps persons, thought it up and brought it into being. A long time ago, people didn't worry very much about protecting intellectual property even though it was quite valuable. The people who came up with brilliant inventions and processes over millennia were likely just trying to improve their lives and survive.

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