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…
Dec 15 | 2009

Protecting Your Brands in Twitter Age

Social networking websites continue to grow in popularity as more people use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites to interact and connect with each other. Not surprisingly, businesses and organizations use these sites to reach out to fans to keep…
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,…
Oct 27 | 2008

Keyword Advertising

Every business or organization recognizes the value that a prominent Internet presence can add in today’s competitive marketplace. One of the ways in which companies enhance their Internet visibility is through keyword advertising—the purchase of commonly searched words on the…