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What is a Design Patent?

What is a Design Patent?

What is a Design Patent? Design patents are a form of intellectual property protection granted to an inventor who has conceived a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. In order to obtain a design patent, the invention must be embodied in...

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Monthly News Roundup – April 2022

Monthly News Roundup – April 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into this month! "...the Senate confirmed Kathi Vidal, a Silicon Valley patent attorney, this month — there’s a fresh opportunity to modernize and...

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Monthly News Roundup – March 2022

Monthly News Roundup – March 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into this month! "Los Angeles restaurateur Andy Nguyen is now planning to open the very first restaurant based on the Bored Ape Yacht Club [NFT...

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Monthly News Roundup – February 2022

Monthly News Roundup – February 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "From virtual makeup to digital hamburgers, some of the biggest brands are looking to cement their Web3 status.​" - Here's Why Brands From McDonald's to...

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Public Domain: What Does It Really Mean?

Public Domain: What Does It Really Mean?

On January 1, 2022,  a version of the beloved character “Winnie the Pooh” entered the public domain. January 1st is also known annually in the United States as Public Domain Day. But what exactly is the “public domain”?  Does this mean that anyone can use Pooh Bear in...

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Monthly News Roundup – January 2022

Monthly News Roundup – January 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "In November, two trademark applications were filed in the US by third-parties to use the Gucci and Prada logos in a range of metaverse-related arenas,...

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Monthly News Roundup – November/December 2021

Monthly News Roundup – November/December 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "This year, you can hardly open a social media app without seeing mention of it. Both Wrapped and Instagram stories have been around since 2016, but...

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Monthly News Roundup – October 2021

Monthly News Roundup – October 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "In the creator economy, Professor Vasbinder suggests, it is less about enforcing the letter of the IP law, and more about receiving recognition that can...

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Who Owns the Copyright to Published Works?

Who Owns the Copyright to Published Works?

Who owns the copyright to published works? By Professor Lucio Lanucara, Faculty, School of Business and Information Technology, Central New Mexico Community College Michelson IP Educator in Residence, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship General...

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What is the Freedom to Operate?

What is the Freedom to Operate?

In this article, we explore common questions about the FTO. We’ll also provide examples of the FTO in action and share tips on conducting searches and mitigating risks.

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Monthly News Roundup – August 2021

Monthly News Roundup – August 2021

Stories on inventor diversity, a surprising copyright filed for a fantasy card game, counterfeit Guns & Roses t-shirts getting clocked on tour, and much more in this month’s curated IP news roundup.

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