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Archive for Intellectual Property

When Have My Intellectual Property Rights Been Viola…

Intellectual property rights, for many people, don’t ring as true as tangible property rights. But those people don’t know just how influential and important intellectual property rights can be. Many famous entertainers make...

Responding to Office Actions Issued on Trademark App…

An office action is a letter from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notifying the applicant of a problem with a trademark application.  In an office action, the U.S. government trademark...

The Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property …

The idea of “property” isn’t very tough to figure out. Many people apply this simple formula: if you paid for a house, that’s your property. If you bought a car, that’s your property....

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has added weight to the push towards alternative dispute resolution in a recent decision[1] that found that disputes involving questions of ownership of patents and patent...

Is My Domain Name a Trademark and Should I File a Tr…

In deciding whether to file a trademark application to protect your domain name, the first step is to determine whether you use your domain name as a trademark.  If your domain name is...

The Bolar Provision – An Incentive for Investm…

The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. The Bolar provision originated...

Commercial Use Requirements for Filing a Trademark

An important requirement when filing your federal trademark is showing that you are “commercial using” the mark you want to register. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proof of “use” so...

Copyright Termination Right: A Powerful Right For Co…

Ever since I was a law student learning about copyright law, particularly, the provision that gives an author the right to terminate his or her transfer of copyright in a work (the “Copyright...

Can I Use My Competitor’s Trademark as a Keyword f…

So, you may have a website and you want to drive traffic – potential customers – to your site. One of the ways that you do that is by designating “keywords”. These are...

Trademark Registration and its Protection in Ethiopi…

According to Ethiopian Trade Mark Protection Proclamation no. 501/2006 Trademark can be defined as any visible sign capable of distinguishing goods or services of one person from those of other persons, it includes...