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Trademarks

Patent or trade secret?

Nearly every entrepreneur relies on intellectual property as the cornerstone of their business. Trademarks distinguish a brand and copyrights protect an artist’s craft. But as technology touches more fields than ever before, intellectual property increasingly defines...

When does a copyrighted work enter the public domain?

The term "public domain" is often tossed around in the context of copyright law without any real elaboration on what it means. The basic notion is that, at some point, copyright protection ends. This is one reason why books such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice or...

Continuous Use in Trademarks Infringement Claims

If you speak multiple languages you're probably familiar with the expression 'if you don't use it, you'll lose it.' My lack of Spanish speaking skills despite early immersion is a testament to that expression's truth. For owners of trademarks, the adage also holds...

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