Other IP

Bankruptcy, trade secrets, domain squatters. What do all of these issues have in common? They are all part of the intellectual property law rubric. Findlaw has a number of articles to help you wade through the IP law maze. For instance, the intermingling between IP and bankruptcy law has increased over the past couple of years as more companies utilize intellectual property . You can also find information on domain names including what to do after you decide on a name such as purchasing it from a registrar, or look for a hosting provider that can do it for you—many hosts offer this as part of your hosting account package.

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Other IP Articles
    • Licensing Translation Rights II: Negotiating The Deal
      Part I of this article, "Pre-Deal Tactics", discussed the initial methods and deal memorandum that could be employed by an English language publisher licensing translation rights to a foreign publisher. In this article I will discuss some of the ...

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    • Publisher Liability: Incitement & Negligent Publication
      The author and/or the publisher under certain circumstances, either individually or jointly, could be found liable for "incitement" or "negligent publication" if a reader of their publication is seriously injured, dies or suffers damage to their ...

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    • Protection of Fictional Characters
      My previous article, Protection Of Graphic Characters ( 1) provided an overview to the protection of characters and general guidelines for protection of a graphic character that is depicted by a cartoon or other graphic representation, such as ...

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    • Trade Dress: The Forgotten Trademark Right
      To understand how to protect trade dress rights, and why these rights are often forgotten or overlooked by clients and practitioners alike, a clear definition of the term is essential. A. The Traditional Approach Historically, trade dress "referred ...

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    • U.S. Customs and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
      Contents: What is an intellectual property right? How do these categories differ? How do I register a claim to an intellectual property right? How can Customs help protect my intellectual property? How can I report a Customs-related intellectual property rights violation? What is an ...

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    • Security Interests in Intellectual Property
      Lenders and investors are increasingly underwriting loans and investments on the basis of "intellectual property." This trend highlights the need for lenders to carefully consider the type of intellectual property involved in any loan transaction ...

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    • Recent Developments in Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage
      Since the introduction of the 1986 ISO form, personal injury and advertising injury coverage have been automatic, unless the insured specifically negotiated to waive the coverage. The 1986 form also redefined "advertising" injury, replacing "unfair ...

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    • GATT Giveth and GATT Taketh Away
      The GATT amendments to the U.S. patent statute, Title 35, U.S. Code, impose a subtle effect on potential damages recovery and injunctions in future U.S. patent infringement litigation. It is well-recognized that the term of a U.S. patent filed on ...

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    • Legal Gamesmanship
      Why the federal Court decided Sexual Pursuit was too intimate a knock-off of Trivial PursuitOne of the top 10 marketing stories of the 1980's has to be the board game, "Trivial Pursuit". Invented by Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, it was a ...

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    • Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets from Disclosure
      Trade secret protection is broad and cheap. It requires little more than reasonable efforts to keep proprietary information secret. Having programs and policies in place to do just that is a vital component of trade secret protection. Employees ...

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