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.
Dina Blikshteyn is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. Dina’s practice focuses on post grant proceedings before the U.S.… Read More
Darren Spielman is a Partner of The Concept Law Group, P.A. He concentrates his practice in the field of intellectual property, with an emphasis on trademarks, trade secrets, domain name… Read More
Kimberly A. Berger is a principal at Miller Canfield in its Detroit office. She specializes in domestic and international trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation, including domain name disputes, trade… Read More