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Defend yourself against copyright infringement

Copyrights are potent legal tools that can benefits individuals and companies. A copyright is a legal right that protects an original work of authorship that is fixed in a tangible form. This "fixed" form means that the work must be written down or recorded in some reasonable or permanent way. Without the "fixed" form of the authorship, it can't be copyrighted.

Discussing copyrights and how to enforce them

Copyrights extend broad legal protections to individuals and businesses that create original works of authorship in a fixed and tangible form. What the latter part of that first sentence means is that the work must be written down or recorded in some way. You can't have an improvised speech or impromptu performance protected under copyright.

Unfair competition is a difficult matter to pin down

Unfair competition laws are on the books in every state, as well as at the federal level. These rules are in place to ensure companies that they are not being undercut or unfairly treated in the marketplace by their competitors. In addition to that, the law helps to protect the intellectual property that companies have.

Acquisition leads to intellectual property lawsuit

Back in 2012, the company CoStar Group Inc., which specializes in commercial real estate data, acquired LoopNet Inc in an $860 million deal. LoopNet held a partial stake in another company, Xceligent, which was a competitor of CoStar's. So in order for the acquisition to go through, the Federal Trade Commission imposed a number of requirement on CoStar to ensure the deal was fair. Two of these conditions involved having LoopNet sell its stake in Xceligent and forcing CoStar to give Xceligent a list of broker that were used by LoopNet in the years prior to the deal.

Iceland vs. Iceland: trademark dispute embroils country, store

Iceland is a tiny country off the eastern coast of Greenland and to the north and west of Europe. Iceland is also a supermarket that primarily is known for its frozen foods in the United Kingdom. Why are we talking about these two entities?

On trade secrets and the litigation they can be involved in

If every soda company knew the ingredients to make Coca-Cola, don't you think there would a flood of new versions of sodas that mimicked Coca-Cola? If every car company knew who to make Tesla vehicles, wouldn't it be logical to assume that they would all make "Tesla-lites"? If every manufacturing process was the same because every process was optimized, would there be any differentiation between certain products?

3D printing companies locked in patent infringement lawsuit

Older generations may not necessarily see the appeal of 3D printers, but the 3D printing industry is a burgeoning one that brings a revolutionary promise to society. You could 3D print spare parts; you could 3D print operational products and items; you could 3D print functional tools. It was a massive breakthrough when 3D printing was invented, and over the years, it has been refined and improved.

BlackBerry files 2 major patent infringement lawsuits in a month

Earlier this month, BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the tech company Avaya. It was their first lawsuit that they filed in relation to their patent library. Now, just a few weeks removed from that first foray into the world of intellectual property lawsuits, BlackBerry has filed another lawsuit. This time, it is against a company called Blu Products. Blu sells unlocked cellphones at reasonable prices, and BlackBerry alleges that as such, Blue has infringed upon 15 of the companies roughly 44,000 patents.

Trademark lawsuit over Florida universities' names finalized

You may not have heard about a trademark lawsuit involving two universities that was filed in 2012, but the ruling has finally been made in the case and it warrants some discussion. Florida International University (FIU) sued Florida National University after the latter institution changed it's name from Florida National College to Florida National University.

Skechers sued again by Adidas for patent infringement

Adidas recently developed a new type of shoe that has a "blade-like" attachment to the bottom of the shoe. This design is meant to give runners and walkers more spring in their step (both metaphorically and literally). The line of shoes are called Springblades, and their overall look and design was so enticing that Skechers simply couldn't help themselves -- again.

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