Copyright Still Takes A Human Touch

This week I was pleased to present another Intellectual Property Workshop for SCORE.  My presentation usually covers Copyright and Trademarks.  This evening, we discussed the “Monkey Selfie Case.” Briefly, a British wild-life photographer, David Slater, was attempting to photograph a macaque on the Indonesian Isle of Sulawesi.  He claims to have done all the preparatory … More Copyright Still Takes A Human Touch

Top Ten Trademark Registration Benefits

Brand development requires distinctive marks used to identify your goods or services.  Registration of these marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ” USPTO” confers a number of benefits.  Here are some of the most important. 1.  Exclusive Nationwide use of the trademarks for branding and building sales through advertising and marketing, therefore … More Top Ten Trademark Registration Benefits

What Use Is a Fair Use

Copyright Law sets forth an exception to infringement for fair use.  But what is a fair use is often confusing.  Circumstances often dictate the extent to which this exception is applied.  The statute provides express limitation on the exclusive rights granted…. for the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies … More What Use Is a Fair Use

CyberLaw: Internet Threat?

The criminal defendant was charged with making a threat by posting a communication on the Internet, Craig’s List, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c). After the District Court overruled Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, Defendant plead guilty subject to the appeal of his Motion. The statement communicated by the Defendant, published on … More CyberLaw: Internet Threat?