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Intellectual Property 101: A (Very) Brief Overview

Some people reading this post might already be familiar with all of this, but recently I’ve been getting enough questions about the basics of intellectual property law that I thought writing up a brief primer would be helpful to some of the game devs, composers, artists, and everyone else out there. 2,468 more words


“Google It”: The Search Engine’s Trademark May Be a Verb, But It’s Not Generic

Google defeated a claim that its GOOGLE trademark was generic, in Elliot v. Google Inc., a recent case from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. 574 more words

Intellectual Property

Do I Need a Trademark?

Owning a Federal trademark registration provides several distinct advantages, including the ability to file a trademark lawsuit to protect the mark. In order to obtain a trademark, applicants must be able to show current use of the mark in commerce, or their intent to use their mark “in commerce” in the future. 316 more words

Work And No Play

How to Avoid Getting a Cease and Desist Letter from the NFL

While the National Football League may not have time to watch the Ray Rice footage or investigate “deflategate,” its attorneys certainly have enough time to send out cease and desist letters and enforce its intellectual property rights. 985 more words

The Hunger Bowl: The Seattle Seahawks' Quest to Trademark the number '12' Over All Opposition, Even the "Hunger Games" Franchise

Every once in a while, something happens that is truly stranger than fiction.  The Seattle Seahawks’ efforts to be granted a Federal trademark registration for the number ’12’ definitely fits the bill.   1,815 more words


'Use it or lose it' is a Trade Mark policy

A trade mark ‘COCONUT CULTURE’ in Australia registered by Ms Suzanne Malone has been removed from register recently. The removal was trigered by an application for non-use removal action moved by Stance Global Pty Ltd. 886 more words

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Why Is Taylor Swift Trademarking Phrases From '1989'?

Oh, no she didn’t!

T-Swizzle doesn’t mind if you “Party Like It’s 1989″ to “This Sick Beat,” you just need to ask her first!

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