Copyright law exists to protect the interests of content creators by establishing them as the sole owners and distributors of certain original works.
Artists, streamers, and other content creators can use DMCA takedown requests to protect their work from individuals and websites infringe on their rights.
Under the fair use doctrine, individuals may copy portions of another person’s work as long as they follow certain guidelines as outlined in copyright law.
Registering a copyright for your new book is actually surprisingly simple. It’s also a necessary first step in protecting your new book from infringement.
TESS is a database managed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that can help you strengthen your trademark application.
Applying for a basic, vanilla trademark is actually surprisingly cheap. However, the costs surrounding the application process can add up quickly.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers three initial application forms for new trademarks. In most cases, the TEAS Plus is the best choice.
Trademark infringement cases of depend on certain “DuPont factors” which help judges decide whether there is a likelihood of confusion between two brands.
If you fail to object to an infringing trademark, the USPTO might consider your mark abandoned. This will cause you to lose your trademark and all associated protections.
A common law trademark is a type of legal protection you gain by using your name or logo in commerce in order to market your brand.
“Likelihood of confusion” is a term in trademark law which measures how likely it is for the average consumer to confuse the products or services of two brands.
Smells, sounds, shapes, colors, and movements have all been trademarked in the past. However, they all share one common element: brand distinctiveness.