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Copyright? Trademark? Or Is It Both? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While sometimes mistakenly grouped together, trademarks and copyrights are very different. In fact, each of these intellectual property protections applies to distinct and unique things. However, both are equally important; and, in some situations, both may be necessary to secure proper protection in a...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Copyright Protection of Dance Choreography In The U.S. By Justin M. Jacobson & Jeffrey E. Jacobson Recently, several lawsuits were filed against Epic Games, the creator of the game “Fortnite,” for the alleged usage of protected dance choreography in their product. In particular, the game developer was providing and monetizing “emotes.” The in-game “emotes” are...Continue Reading
Copyrights & Tattoos By Justin M. Jacobson & Jeffrey E. Jacobson Recent cases involving boxer Mike Tyson’s tribal tattoo displayed on an actor in the motion picture, The Hangover 2 as well as the increased usage in video-games of NFL, NBA and WWE “real life” characters, including reproducing identifiable tattoos that these athletes possess, has...Continue Reading
Trademark Dilution of A Famous Mark By Justin M. Jacobson & Jeffrey E. Jacobson In addition to trademark infringement claims that we have discussed in a previous article, including claims of likelihood of confusion, a trademark owner may also claim trademark “dilution.” This is where a trademark owner asserts that they own a famous mark...Continue Reading
Intellectual Property Considerations For Restaurants & Other Culinary Establishments By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As restaurants and other culinary establishments continue to form and grow, these companies begin to face new legal challenges similar to any other business. While there are many matters a potential restaurateur must evaluate prior to forming or creating a culinary...Continue Reading
02/16/2018 – International Trademark Law Update: “Trademark Registration in Canada” By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. As a reference, there are two distinct trademark systems for acquiring trademark rights in a particular mark. There is a “first-to-file” system, which exists in countries such as China and France. This system provides protection to the first entity to...Continue Reading
02/09/2018 – Copyright Law Update: “Design Protection” In “Useful Articles” By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. The Supreme Court decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands last year clarified the law on copyrightability of the creative elements in useful articles. That case involved alleged copyright infringement of cheerleading uniforms. Since a uniform is a useful...Continue Reading
By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Continuing from our prior installment where we discussed copyright law and how it relates to the music industry, we should now briefly explore how trademark law is related to the music business. As they say on Madison Avenue, “it’s all about the name;” and, trademark law provides protection for a...Continue Reading
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