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You should be prepared to fight for the integrity of your ideas

What is the most valuable part of your business? Some people might say it's their inventory; others might say it's their location. However, in many cases -- whether or not California entrepreneurs consider it -- the most valuable part of a business is its ideas. After all, without a vibrant culture of innovation, there's not much to set a business apart from its competitors.

Victoria's Secret accused of intellectual property hanky panky

We have written often on our Sacramento intellectual property blog about the disparity in sizes between companies that battle over intellectual property. In some cases, a well-known company goes on the offensive against a smaller rival that it thinks is infringing on its intellectual property by trying to pass itself off as the more-established brand. In other cases, it's the smaller company trying to stick up for itself when it feels that a big player in the industry is acting as a bully and misusing its ideas, trademarks or copyrights.

Could a long-dead inventor's intellectual property be at risk?

There is perhaps nobody in history who towers over today's worlds of art and science as much as Leonardo Da Vinci. Even though we are approaching the 500th anniversary of his death, Leonardo still appeals to modern audiences in California and around the world as one of the most famous artists who ever lived - as well as an inventor who was light years ahead of his time.

'The Conjuring' conjures up intellectual property dispute

This summer, California horror film fans might go see "The Conjuring," a film based on the allegedly true tale of a famous pair of paranormal investigators and the haunted house that gave them their biggest test.

Was Khloe Kardashian's t-shirt a case of copyright infringement?

As Sacramento readers know, the Kardashian sisters make a pretty good living as it is, but if they ever wanted to expand their reality TV empire, they might consider a series detailing the intellectual property troubles they've faced with their various money-making ventures.

With crowdfunding, Sacramento entrepreneurs need to look before leaping

In our Sacramento office, we assist many entrepreneurs and business owners as they seek to secure intellectual property protections for their innovations. For these professionals, obtaining intellectual property protections, such as copyrights, trademarks and patents, is an indispensable part of the business formation process. After all, if you get your business up and running only to see your idea swiped by a rival, where would you find yourself?

In California lawsuit, model alleges 'Mad Men' hasn't permission to use her image

A one-time model and actress has filed a lawsuit in California against the production studio behind the hit cable series "Mad Men," alleging that its title sequences uses her likeness without her permission.

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