Jul 20 | 2010

Nontraditional Trademarks

Trademarks identify the source and quality of the trademark owner’s goods or services and represent the goodwill associated with the trademark owner’s business. Trademarks are most often thought of as words, names, symbols, or designs (or any combination thereof), but…
May 22 | 2010

Civil Copyright Remedies

In the last issue of Dicta, we reviewed the remedies available when trademark infringement occurs. This issue addresses the potential civil remedies available, both in and out of court, when copyright infringement occurs The Basics Copyright protection extends to original…
Mar 10 | 2010

Trademark Remedies

When the owner of intellectual property learns that its intellectual property rights have been violated and evaluates whether to enforce its rights, the owner must consider the various remedies available to it, both in court and out of court. While…
Feb 03 | 2010

How Long Does IP Protection Last

Although intellectual property – patents, trademarks and copyrights – is intangible, these assets do not all last forever, and in some cases must be maintained in order to remain protectable. Understanding the various terms of these valuable assets is important…
May 29 | 2009

IP Recordkeeping

One crucial aspect of running a successful business or organization is effective recordkeeping. While there are many types of records that one must be able to identify, organize, and access on short notice (e.g., corporate records, accounting information, insurance documents,…