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Music Modernization Act Signed into Law By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Congress recently passed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which the President signed into law on October 11, 2018. This act, otherwise known as the MMA, creates a new governing body jointly run by music publishing companies.  This new entity will administer...
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Copyright Small Claims By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Based on a 2013 study by the Copyright Office, legislation has been introduced in Congress to establish a “Small Claims” copyright adjudication system.  The current bill would create a three “judge” panel called the Copyright Claims Board within the Copyright Office.  This new tribunal will be modeled...
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Trademark “Scams” – Fraudulent Trademark Notices For Renewals, Monitoring Services and Registries By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In recent years, there has been an increase in the creation of official “sounding” entities sending out authoritative “looking” communications to listed trademark owners.   There are a variety of notices sent out to owners at their listed addresses...
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Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs & Bars By Jeffrey E. Jacobson & Justin M. Jacobson As more and more individuals are visiting local culinary and entertainment establishments to enjoy themselves, the need for the business owner to entertain their crowd has become of paramount importance.  Many establishments, including restaurants, nightclubs, bars and other publicly accessible...
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Why and Where Does an Entertainment Attorney Fit? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Being that I’m an entertainment attorney, I would be remiss to not acknowledge the inherent bias in this article; however, whether you work with me or one of my colleagues around the globe, the usage of a competent attorney or legal representative...
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A Brief Look at Trademarks & The Principal vs. Supplemental Register By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. One constant question posed by clients and a frequent option offered in an Office Action Letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) is the potential of registering a mark on the “Supplemental Register.”  This is often misunderstood...
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Protecting Your Investment: What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand Protection By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Associate & Pablo G. Velez, Esq., Of Counsel Investing in a new or existing enterprise in the United States can be an advantageous proposition.  As the E-2 Investor is well aware, having a company with a...
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Copyrights of Factual Creations By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Copyrights do not protect facts or ideas; rather, they protect the expression of them.  Consequently, the fact that Columbus discovered America is not protectable by copyright.  However, the fanciful expression that “Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue in fourteen hundred ninety two” may be. Factual compilations used...
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The Marketing Dilemma of the Esports Influencer By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With publications constantly reporting on the esports “boom,” most of the world’s marketing agencies and brand managers are familiar with the world of esports and its “key” demographic. Marketers see league sponsors, such as Toyota, T-Mobile, and Sour Patch Kids for Blizzard’s Overwatch...
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Trademark Law: “Brand” Protection For Professional Athletes By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today more than ever, a professional athlete must be aware of how their “brand” is publicly viewed and protected.  This new focus on a player’s off-the-field business has caused many professional athletes from various sports to properly protect and monetize their actual name...
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