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Monthly News Roundup – June 2022

Monthly News Roundup – June 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! "...when Taken Alive, 35, asked for copies [of the Lakota dictionary], he was shocked to learn that the consortium, run by a white...

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Trademark Licensing

Trademark Licensing

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the goods and services of one company from those of another. A trademark license is one way to transfer the use of a trademark or service mark from its owner (the licensor) to another...

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What is Patent Infringement?

What is Patent Infringement?

Patents serve as a valuable tool of the U.S. Intellectual Property system for inventors and creators looking to protect their work in the marketplace. According to the USPTO, a patent for an invention is defined as “the grant of a property right to the inventor,...

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Introducing Judy Fox, Director of Michelson IP

Introducing Judy Fox, Director of Michelson IP

This month, Judy Fox was introduced as the new Director of the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property initiative. Prior to joining Michelson IP, Judy worked as the Regional Director of the Business & Entrepreneurship Sector for the Los Angeles Region. In...

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Monthly News Roundup – May 2022

Monthly News Roundup – May 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 patent system assumes that inventors are human. Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and...

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Frequently asked: How Long Does a Trademark Last?

Frequently asked: How Long Does a Trademark Last?

Trademarks can serve as a valuable tool for creators or entrepreneurs looking to protect their brand from infringement. They are typically represented by a word, symbol, or phrase that represents a brand or product. So you’ve successfully done your research, completed...

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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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