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Many fans enjoy creating original artwork based on their favorite books, TV shows, movies, and musicals. This might include drawings, t-shirt designs, posters, jewelry, and other items featuring popular characters, figures, costumes, or scenery whose copyright is owned by someone else. While fans may think that their creations are wholly original and do not constitute...
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Thanks to California’s sunny climate and culture of outdoor living, many California residents enlist landscape designers to create the perfect outdoor space. These outdoor living amenities are often widely shared on social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, and publicized in magazines and advertising circulars. Thus, landscape designers should know their legal rights when...
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What are “Brand Bullies”? On top of today’s extremely competitive market, small businesses may be also dealing with a “brand bully.” Also known as a trademark bully, a brand bully is a company that resorts to litigation and uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business without a sound legal basis. These companies...
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SCOTUS Ruling In USPTO v. Booking.com Opens The Door For Generic Domain Owners To Register Their Trademark The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has believed that “generic.com” domain names were almost always generic and therefore not registrable under trademark law. However, the Supreme Court’s nearly unanimous decision in USPTO v. Booking.com (2020) 591 U.S....
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