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How To Not Get “Taylor Swift’d” (Or How To Try Not To)By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. If you have been following the music business for the last few months, you may have noticed the on-going public debate between Grammy winning artist Taylor Swift and her first record label, Big Machine Records.  In particular, on June...
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Information On U.S. Trademark Specimens Of Use, “Actual Use” & “Intent-To-Use” Applications By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In the United States, trademark rights in a mark are based on “actual use” of the name in commerce; consequently, an owner must actually be utilizing the mark in commerce for the particular goods or services in order...
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A Look At The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We have previously examined the European Union’s new GDRP statues aimed at regulating and monitoring how the collection of personal user data must be conducted and the requirements to protect this information.   In an effort to further protect its own citizens, California...
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U.S. Trademark Protection For Slogans, Catchphrases & Tag LinesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Trademark law grants the owner of a particular mark the exclusive right to use a mark to differentiate the goods or services provided by them from those provided by another business or individual.  It functions as an identifier of the source of...
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Getting Ready For Season Three of the NBA 2K League By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As the second season of the NBA 2K League enters its final weeks, the excitement for the upcoming release of NBA 2K20 as well as the rapidly approaching third season of the NBA 2K League has caused many aspiring gaming...
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European Union’s GDPR: One Year Later By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. It has been one year since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect.  There are several lessons that we have learned since the law’s implementation and now have further insight on how to effectively deal with the newly enacted regulations. ...
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Current Best Practices for CopyrightBy Jeffrey E. Jacobson The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC is a wake-up call and crucial reminder on the importance of timely copyright registrations.  Which works to register is always a question.  In an ideal world, we would register everything; however that can...
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The “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” Circuit Court of Appeals’ DecisionBy Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Last year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on an appeal from the United States District of Court for the District of South Dakota.  The Federal Court in Rapid City held a jury trial on Sturgis Motorcycle...
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Some Additional Fashion, Beauty & Apparel Legal ConsiderationsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We will now explore some other related legal matters that fashion business entrepreneurs should be aware of.  This article expands on our initial one wherein we discussed some initial business considerations for clothing, beauty and apparel brands. As previously mentioned, it is prudent...
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Crossing your T’s for your O-1’s and P’s: A Visa Checklist for the Professional Gamer By Pablo G, Velez, Esq. & Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The global esports phenomenon is growing in the United States.  Players from around the world are coming to the United States for a chance to participate in big money tournaments...
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