It has been said that a copyright attaches when the “pen hits the paper” (when an original work is created and “fixed” in a particular expression) but that doesn’t mean the analysis of what a copyright is and what it protects ends there. A copyright is a valuable piece of Intellectual Property that protects many types of original works, not just artistic, literary, or musical works. Copyright laws are intended to “feed the artist” and give owners the right to reproduce their works and prevent others from doing so without the owner’s permission.
Thomas Edison. Henry Ford. Steve Jobs. These three household names revolutionized modern society through the protections afforded to their intellectual property by U.S. patent laws.
A trademark—whether a word, slogan, design, color, color combination, overall look or feel of an item or its packaging, or even a sound —enables customers to identify the source of goods or services. As such, companies should understand the benefits and pitfalls associated with U.S. trademark laws if they ever hope to develop a successful brand.
This webinar discusses the so-called “nuts and bolts of copyright law” beginning with what exactly is a copyright, how to protect a copyright, and finally how to enforce a copyright. It also breaks down U.S. patent laws into the nuts and bolts. It discusses the types of inventions that can receive protection, as well as the extent of U.S. patent protection. Finally, this webinar examines how trademarks are created and maintained, various methods of trademark protection, rights conferred by trademark registration, and steps for enforcing trademarks in the U.S. in the brick-and-mortar marketplace and online.
Eugene Goryunov is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Chicago office of Haynes and Boone and an experienced trial lawyer that represents clients in complex patent… Read More
Ada C. Nielsen thrives on work, making decisions, and getting things done on time. She is now a consultant who has commercialized inventions and improves profitability ofexisting products and services.… Read More
Lydie A. Hudson has over 20 years of legal experience in intellectual property law, advising clients how to protect their brands and creative works, as well how to commercially exploit… Read More