Address Copyright Ownership Issues in Writing

It is hard to imagine a business that does not own or use an asset subject to copyright protection. Copyright protection extends to eight non-exclusive classes of works: literary works; musical works; dramatic works; pantomimes and choreographic works; pictorial,...

Losing Trademark Rights by Abandonment

Copyrights and patents expire after a fixed term, but trademark rights will continue in perpetuity as long as a mark remains in use. Trademark rights are a “use it or lose it” proposition—if the marks are abandoned, the rights will be lost. Merely ceasing use of a...