Intellectual property law, trademarks, litigation, Lawyer.
The New York Times frequently publishes stories about intellectual property.  Even though there is a small percentage of lawyers that practice and are experts in this field, the impact of intellectual property is increasing in the economies and markets. This past Sunday (March, 17th, 2019) the NYT printed and posted online this article about the perils of trademarking recipes and generic names, in this case, an herbal drink called Fire Cider. Fire Cider is a
A bill, expected to be formally approved mid-March by the European Union (EU), is causing concern with big internet platforms because it makes companies liable for copyright violations. The bill is called Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive and could make services such as YouTube, Facebook and Google responsible if their users upload copyright-protected movies,  music, etc. Additionally, Article 13 will allow news publishers to negotiate licenses with aggregators such Alphabet Inc. The regulation,
The age of the electronic media and social platforms have created new spaces for creators such musicians, who may be not attached to a traditional record company, creating a more autonomous model. However, nowadays, the road to stardom and a living wage is a steep one. Over the past decade, the way of making money in the music business by selling recorded albums has become obsolete and the technology of the streaming services has completely
As many of 362,000 individuals could be affected by the implementation of a law passed by Congress in 2015 which allows the Department of State to deny or revoke US passports for those who owe $51,000 dollars or more to the Internal Revenue Service or IRS. The law went into effect in February 2019 and the U.S. Department of State is in the process of sending the names of the debtors to the IRS in
Both Brands and trademarks are important concepts in the business world, not only for big companies but for small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups. However, sometimes people do not understand the difference between them and use them interchangeably, blurring the meaning of both concepts. Let’s start setting them apart: First of all, brand or branding are marketing terms while trademarks is a legal term belonging to the field of intellectual property law. Branding is the creation
Hooray! You successfully register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and wonder if this particular job is complete. Filing seemed a lengthy and involved process and it is logical to want to take good care of this important landmark for your business, so you can reap all the benefits. Registering a trademark is just the beginning. These are four things you should do as soon as you get your certificate of registration