Imagine it if you can – a six-year old brunette little girl with a heavy southern accent, dressed up in all the frills and red taffeta her mother could find taking part in her very first beauty pageant and answering her very first question on stage. I remember being so very scared to talk in the … Continue reading
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Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law
It is obvious intellectual property issues weave their way into creative businesses, such as music, writing and film. What I think is most interesting is how intellectual property issues are finding their way into nonobvious businesses. Outside of simply trademarking the name of the business, because of social media, all businesses are now creators of … Continue reading
Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Predictions for 2015
A New Year approaching lends itself to predictions for the upcoming year. As I gaze into my disco ball to see what the future looks like for entertainment law and intellectual property, here is what I believe will be issues that will grow in relevancy. Social Media in the Media Workplace Every network, affiliate, and … Continue reading
NFL Parody or Copyright Infringement?
I am all about sharing ideas, borrowing from other concepts to create something new or winking at something inspirational to your own work. All of that is okay and is actually encouraged by the Copyright Act under the fair use defense, the idea of derivative works and the idea of transformative works. However, copying of copyrightable … Continue reading
The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really confuse me. Really. My husband and family have no less than three dozen or more stories of when I completely … Continue reading
Pass the Intellectual Property Stuffing
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU to each of you. We reached a milestone a few weeks ago in surpassing 1,000 subscribers! It’s true; check it out to the right of your screen under “Don’t Miss an Update.” My goal was, and still is, to … Continue reading
Should I Register My Trademark?
Do you need to register a trademark with the United States Trademark Office to protect the name of your film company, band name, record label or clothing logo? The phrase trademark has worked its way into the general discourse of American culture to mean anything from a brand to a name to a logo. Technically … Continue reading
Feature Friday – Five Facts on Copyright and Trademark Law
Today I decided to feature my two favorite areas of the law – copyright and trademark! Our Feature Friday today is featuring Five Facts that you need to know about Trademark Law and Copyright Law in order to be successful in the entertainment industry. A trademark and a copyright are not interchangeable words or concepts. … Continue reading