Tagged with Trademark Law

Returning to My Radio Roots

Returning to My Radio Roots

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

Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law

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

NFL Parody or Copyright Infringement?

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

Pass the Intellectual Property Stuffing

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