Intellectual Property Cases

Take a close look at seminal cases involving intellectual property, and learn how to protect your own work.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Copyright?

Costs vary depending on what you are registering and how you choose to file your copyright.

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Ghettopoly: Does it infringe on Monopoly's trademark?

Makers of the original Monopoly, Hasbro, are suing Ghettopoly creator, David Chang. Hasbro alleges trademark and copyright violations. Chang says the…

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2 Live Crew, Weird Al Yankovic, and the Supreme Court on Parody

Fair use is a legitimate defense if you meet four criteria.

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ReDigi: What Happened & the Consequences for Sharing Music

Technology has turned the traditional model for acquiring audio content, such as digital music files, on its head. Services for buying and sharing…

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Patent Trolls and Their Impact

Imagine getting a letter demanding $25,000 in back licensing fees from the patent holder of a product you use to produce your own product. “Patent…

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Health and the City: How Close is too Close in Trademarks?

When Jennifer Cassetta applied for a trademark for her Manhattan fitness and martial arts center, she was excited about establishing a name for…

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Katonah Fights Back: Hamlet Protests Martha Stewart's Efforts to Trademark Name

Domestic Diva Martha Stewart is back in the legal news, but this time it's more about sofas than stocks. Her company's quest to trademark the word "…

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Top 5 Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property is becoming more and more valuable and protecting intellectual property rights is becoming more important—and more difficult—as…

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Recapturing Copyrights: A Second Chance at Royalties

Many of the world's most famous musicians are getting a second chance at controlling their creations. Musicians like Bob Dylan and Eagles, might have…

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Why is Netflix suing Blockbuster?

Netflix has built an entire business around the idea that you could rent movies without any hassles. And, the company felt its business plan was so…

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