Archive for April, 2013

Kanye West sued for copyright infringement

April 11, 2013By 0 Comments
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Kanye West has been sued by the children of the late David Pryor for samples used in the 2005 hit “Gold Digger.” The civil complaint was filed against West, Roc-A-Fella Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group and others for copyright infringement, and other claims. The complaint filed in California, and signed April 4, 2013, states that West and the other [...]

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Starting a new business? Remember to protect your most valuable assets!

April 5, 2013By 0 Comments
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Planning on starting up a new business? Did you know that the most valuable asset to your business is likely the intellectual property (IP) you have?  Do you have a name, a process, or something else so unique that it’s worth protecting? When starting up your business, be sure to identify potential IP assets that [...]

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HearPod files trademark infringement suit against Apple for EarPods mark

April 3, 2013By 0 Comments
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On March 28, 2013, Randolph Divisions Inc (RDI) and HearPod, Inc (HI), filed a complaint against Apple, Inc for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution.  The lawsuit is centered around the trademark “HearPod” (Plaintiff’s mark).  RDI alleges that significant advertising and promotional efforts were made in the span of 2005 – 2012 resulting in expenses of 625K.  These efforts resulted in the development [...]

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Copyright Basics

April 2, 2013By 0 Comments
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Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright protection applies to creative works such as architectural, musical, literary, graphical pictorial works and others. Copyright protection does not extend to ideas, principles, concepts, methods, or processes, but may protect the [...]

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