Do I need to copyright my company name?
The purpose of copyright law is stated clearly and defined in the following manner: “Copyright is a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, [...]
What does patent pending and patent applied for mean? These terms are used by a seller or manufacturer of an item to tell the public that they have applied for a patent on the item and that it is on file with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Is there any way that the US [...]
What International Protections do patents offer me?
When you file for a patent, it is granted by the national patent office or by a regional patent office. Under some regional systems, such as the European Patent Office and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, you can request protection for your patent in one or more countries. Each county decides whether or not [...]
Do I need a patent?
A patent is a right of property granted by the United States to an inventor for his invention which prevents and excludes other people from using, making, offering for sale or selling the invention. Only the actual inventor of a product/invention can file for a patent. There are some restrictions on what type of products [...]
A lot of people are interested in copyright law, for a lot of different reasons. Maybe you’re looking to buy exclusive rights to a song you wrote. Maybe you want to download copyrighted songs on the Internet. Whatever the case, there aren’t any hard and fast rules about copyrights – the reality is copyright law [...]
The Pros and Cons of Obtaining a Copyright
When you obtain a copyright, you obtain exclusive rights over an original work, whether it be a simple idea or more detailed information. That’s quite a broad definition, isn’t it? Indeed, all kinds of “creations” have the potential to be copyrighted: musicals, plays, songs, books, poems, paintings, recordings, handbooks, software, etc. Essentially, when something is [...]
File sharing: Caring or Copyright Infringement?
The Internet, and filesharing in particular, has caused quite a stir in several industries, as copyright law has been put to the test as a result. Whether it’s music, movies, software, or literature, people are downloading copyrighted works online every day and only a handful have ever been taken to court over it. What’s going [...]
Is a copyright attorney right for you?
Copyright law is something that you could devote an entire class or book to and still end up with an incomplete picture of it. Especially in today’s world of sophisticated technology and the World Wide Web, copyrights have become all the more complicated and confusing. Why not talk get a copyright attorney on your side [...]