Handling Copyright (Pt 2 of 5): Cease & Desist Letters

By: Boran Ding In the first post of this series, we discussed what you can do if you receive a DMCA takedown notice with regards to content you post…


Handling Copyright (Pt 1 of 5): Three Strikes and You’re Cancelled – DMCA Takedown Notices

By: Boran Ding As a startup, social media can be a valuable tool with which to market your brand and business. These advertisements and promotions…


The Work For Hire Doctrine: Clarifying Copyright Ownership in a Collaborative Field

  By: Sarah Krosnick There is a well-known and overused adage that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The adage also applies to…


What's in a Name: What to Consider When Choosing a Company Name

  By: Bridget Grier You have a great idea and decide to develop it into a business. What will you name your business? Will you choose a name…


When to File for a Trademark

By: Jason Zaccaro Figuring out exactly when the right time to file an application for a trademark can be difficult for a new start up or business.…


You’ve Won Your Trademark, But Can You Keep It?

By: Michael Goodyear   Once you acquire rights to your company or product name through a trademark, that trademark is not set in stone. On the…


Clarifying an Abstract Idea

  By: Philip Brown A rejection under 35 U.S.C. §101 (“§101 Rejection”) has recently been a common sight for those seeking patents on computer…


Embedding Copyrighted Content: Infringement or Not?

By: Curtis Victor The law, in general, is slow to adapt to technological changes, and the law surrounding copyright infringement provides a great…


Protecting Your Fashion Designs

  A How-To Starter Guide by Student-Attorney Jacqueline Paetzold The Issue: Threatening Designers’ Creative Investments Designers and…


Copyright and APIs: Federal Appeals Court rules against fair use defense in second round of Oracle America, Inc v. Google (2018)

Google's use of APIs were described at trial using the metaphor that Google copied the filing cabinet, but not the files inside In a recent decision,…