The Copyright Office now requires you to register your designated agent online using the Copyright Office's online platform. For those of you who already have a designated agent, you have until December 31, 2017 to register that agent online. Don't wait for the new year!
On December 20, 2017, Illinois reduced the costs of forming and maintaining an LLC. Now the fee to file Articles of Organization for a new LLC is $150 (compared to $500) and the fee to file an Annual report is now $75 (compared to $250). These are big savings!
Etsy just took down your most popular listing, something about “intellectual property infringement.” You ask yourself, “What happened? What do I do?” Don’t panic! Here is an overview of why, how, and the options you have. If you are still in need of help, feel free to contact me.
Is your high heeled Italian shoe lacking style and pizazz? How about some fringe? Enter Aquazzura stage left with it's popular shoe - Wild Thing. In June 2016, Aquazzura filed a lawsuit against Trump and Fisher. Aquazzura alleges that Trump and Fisher infringed Aquazzura's trade dress rights.
The famous Pokémon Go game has literally gone from the streets to the courthouse. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that recently became both a social and financial phenomenon. In Pokémone Go, users roam through the real world searching for digital monsters named Pokémon, digital "pets" that can be captured on the users' digital devices.
The case was called; I approached the large ominous wooden lectern. In front of me was the distinguished panel of judges. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is an intimidating place. I took a deep breath.
Comic books have it all: fun artwork and creative narratives cleverly presented to dedicated fans. Sometimes, a comic book brings several authors and artists together to tell a story. This collaboration is an amazing experience when done with a mutual agreement as to who does what, when, how, and who keeps what intellectual property rights in the finished product.
Mountains, waterfalls, lush green valleys, and valuable trademarks - The early inhabitants were incredibly wise when they decided to name their beloved Yosemite Valley "Ahwanee", or "big mouth". Could they have possibly foreseen the current "big mouths" fighting over the sale of trademark "rights" to their sacred land?