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Intellectual Property Litigation Archives

People could steal your logo and try to make it their own

Logos are typically unique, reflecting a business or company's brand and style. It seems as if no one would dare to take an existing logo and use it for his or her own purposes, but it actually happens quite often. Sometimes, they attempt to tweak the logo just enough to make it seem different. For example, the logo's color may be altered or something might be added to the logo's initial design.

Many areas to consider when it comes to intellectual property law

Intellectual property is a broad term for anything created or invented by the human mind that has a practical application or otherwise tangible effect on the world. Intellectual property comes in many forms -- from patents and copyrights, to trademarks and trade secrets -- and in every form it is an essential tool for inventors, individuals, companies and businesses to ensure that their work is protected and wholly theirs. 

Will 2017 resemble 2016's decline in IP lawsuits?

If you were to hear that motorcycle accidents dropped by a significant margin in one year, would you immediately assume that motorcycle safety was no longer a concern worth pursuing? Or what if medical malpractice figures dropped precipitously over a given period of time -- would medical professionals just throw their hands up and say "we are now perfect, there won't be anymore mistakes going forward"?

Protecting your business against intellectual property theft

Many considerations need to be made when starting or growing your business. Establishing and safeguarding your intellectual property (IP) is a vital component to any company's business plan, as it can help to avoid future infringement disputes and other conflicts.

Songwriters file lawsuit against the Department of Justice

What would the music world be like without talented songwriters and composers? In many ways they are the foundation of the industry. But recent actions by the Department of Justice have put songwriters and composer at a disadvantage - particularly when it comes to their copyright and intellectual property rights.

What qualifies as intellectual property?

Also known as IP, intellectual property is simply a generic term referring to creations and ideas conceived and owned by a human mind. While intellectual property can be confusing and sometimes difficult to determine, this type of property should be protected. This is so because other people can steal such property and market it or sell it as their own creation. Taking steps to protect property, ideas, concepts and creations means you and only your can own your IP.

The use of licensed IP when the licensor is in bankruptcy

Most businesses are not the owners of all of the intellectual property that they use. Some of their IP rights are obtained from people or other entities under license agreements, which gives them the right to use the IP but does not give them ownership. Some California licensees, however, might want to be prepared for what happens if the licensors file for bankruptcy.

Celebrity investors provide IP insight for entrepreneurs

Many California dreamers may imagine themselves facing a set of five celebrities as they pitch the perfect business concept, but the real-world lessons provided by ABC's Shark Tank are applicable even for those who are not using the publicity of reality television to pursue their dreams. One of the key concerns of many of the celebrity investors is the risk of copying. While many concepts are presented that do not require the protection of intellectual property, some are more likely to be copied.

Uber sued over trade secrets

A lawsuit was filed in a California court on May 14 against the transportation network company Uber Technologies Inc. as well as its two founders by a businessman who claims that he came up with the idea for the mobile app first. Several of Uber's investors were also named in the lawsuit. The entrepreneur claims that he developed a business model in 2002 that he later shared in confidence with two individuals. One of the individuals went on to become Uber's CEO while the other invested in the San Francisco-based company. Uber was founded in 2009 and now operates in 57 countries.

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