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- Copyright Infringement in Fan Fiction - In December 2015, Paramount Pictures Corp. and CBS Studio Inc. filed a copyright infringement complaint against Axanar Production Inc., creator of a Star Trek fan film “Prelude to Axanar,” accusing the fan film creators of infringing upon the original Star Trek’s copyrights. Plaintiffs asserted in their complaint that defendants have… read more →
- Copyright Infringement and YouTube - Authors upload content constantly to YouTube. Occasionally, authors and media users may receive a copyright strike. Why might this occur? Copyright protection is provided by law for any work of original authorship fixed in any tangible medium. If one merely doodles at home while talking on the phone, then that… read more →
- Provisional & Non-Provisional Patent Applications - What is a U.S. patent? A patent is a right granted by the U.S. government to the owner of an invention that is useful, novel, non-obvious over the prior art, and otherwise eligible for patent protection. The owner of a U.S. patent may exclude others from practicing the invention for about… read more →
- World Anti-Counterfeiting Day - Author: Katherine Eppley, Esq. Today, trade and consumer protection organizations around the world are celebrating International Anti-Counterfeiting Day as a way to bring awareness to this costly and dangerous practice. For anyone unfamiliar with counterfeiting, a product is counterfeit when it is a fraudulent imitation of a branded product. Imagine a pair of… read more →