Category Archives: Copyright Infringement

How Do I Know if I Have an Intellectual Property Lawsuit?

Intellectual property lawsuits are fairly common these days, and it seems like hardly a month goes by without a news story about a major corporation suing another major corporation for copyright infringement or violating their intellectual property rights. What exactly is intellectual property, though, and how can you know whether you have a potential lawsuit on your hands or not? Intellectual property is defined as “a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or … Read More

What is Protected Under Intellectual Property Rights?

If you’ve ever had a great idea for a product or have written the next great song or American novel, you may be curious about how intellectual property rights work. Intellectual Property refers to creations of the intellect over which the creator has exclusive rights for a certain period of time. Here’s a rundown of some of the different types of intellectual property. Basics of Copyright Laws When you copyright something, you have exclusive rights to it for a limited … Read More

DeadMau5 Slapped with Cease & Desist from Disney

One of the biggest names in electronic dance music, Deadmau5, has been hit with a cease & desist order from Disney after attempting to trademark his mouse logo and get up. Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, had already trademarked his image in several countries but it was when he tried to do it in the U.S. when Disney finally took notice. The Mau5head logo which bears a resemblance to Disney’s Mickey Mouse logo is now in contention with the happiest … Read More

Aereo Loses in Copyright Battle

Online TV service Aereo has recently lost its copyright battle with the major TV broadcasters (Walt Disney Co, ABC, Comcast, NBC, CBS, and 21st Century Fox). The company, funded by Barry Diller, provides its users with a mini-antenna as well as a cloud-based DVR which sores recorded shows. Users of Aereo can essentially watch a delayed version of live TV by “recording” and instantly watching their favorite shows. On one end of the spectrum the technology world is up in … Read More

Intellectual Property Rights for Small Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners around the country are faced with the problem and difficulty of protecting their product, logo, design or idea at the start of their endeavor, and as technology continues to advance and online identity becomes more and more difficult to keep safe, small business owners are faced with some fairly daunting tasks to keep themselves and their businesses safe. Intellectual Property is anything of a business owner’s mind or intellect. Whether it’s a services, idea, process, … Read More