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Is Your Business Violating Copyright Laws On YouTube?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Does your business rely on YouTube? You can’t sell anything directly on YouTube, but for many businesses, YouTube drives sales, promotions, and is the lifeblood of communication between the business and the general public. If you are on YouTube, you need to be aware of potential intellectual property (IP) problems that go along with… Read More »

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Understanding The Different Kinds Of Intellectual Property

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When people talk about intellectual property (IP), they usually talk about copyrights, trademarks and patents, without knowing exactly what the difference between them actually are. Your business may actually have interests in all three, or need to protect all three, so it’s a good idea to understand the differences between them. IP and Your… Read More »

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Don’t Forget These Things In Your Trade Secret Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In your business you probably have a lot of trade secrets, and you are probably aware of the need to protect those trade secrets. You may even have employees or other outside agents sign agreements promising to protect your trade secrets from disclosures. But there are certain elements that every trade secret agreement should… Read More »

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Make Sure Your Business Doesn’t Infringe On Another’s Intellectual Property

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you start a business, you will name your business, and perhaps think of a slogan or saying. You may not give much thought about intellectual property—copyrights or trademarks—but if you aren’t careful, you can end up on the wrong end of a major intellectual property lawsuit by another company that holds the idea,… Read More »

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What Is An NFT?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many business contracts and agreements provide protections for intellectual property, or deal with issues that relate to intellectual property, such as trade secrets. But IP law is always evolving or changing, and the development of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens is no different. What is an NFT Anyway? NFTs are important if you produce or… Read More »

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Marvel Lawsuit Highlights The Work For Hire Doctrine

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you create a work when you are employed, the work you create is generally called a work for hire. This means that although you created a potentially copyrighted work, it isn’t really yours—it belongs to your employer, as creating it was part of your job duties. Comic Book Creators and Copyright Disputes Nowhere… Read More »

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The Basics Of Licensing Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You’ve probably heard of licensing agreements. But what are they? And how can they be helpful to your business? Why Use Licensing Agreements? Unlike selling something on your own—such as software, or intellectual property—you give someone else permission to use it or sell it, and you share, to some extent, in the profits. Licensing… Read More »

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Why Registering Your Copyright Is A Good Idea

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you create any kind of intellectual property, it is yours from the moment of creation. Just like that, your poem, painting, song, character, or novel is yours, and nobody else can take it, claim it as their own, sell it, or even make some kind of work derived from it. Except there’s one… Read More »

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Fair Use: When Infringement Isn’t Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Copyright infringement can get you in trouble. If you own a copyright that’s being infringed upon, copyright infringement can cost you a lot of money, as your intellectual property is being used, sold, distributed or promoted, without your consent. Either way, respecting copyrights is vital. However, there are certain times when a copyright can… Read More »

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Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Trademark Website Names

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, generic names can’t be trademarked or copyrighted. This makes sense. If, for example, I were to name my company “Computers Inc.” I couldn’t copyright or trademark the word “computers,” thus preventing people from using it. This restriction also limits lawsuits, allows for the media to have freedom to use needed… Read More »

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