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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?

The beloved character Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain on January 1, 2022 (Wash Post). 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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IP For Writers of Blogs, Publications, and Social Content

IP For Writers of Blogs, Publications, and Social Content

In February 2020, Redditor Matt Query posted a short story, “My Wife and I Bought a Ranch” to Reddit’s r/NoSleep forum, drawing a lot of attention from horror enthusiasts. A bidding war over the rights to the story began within months – ending with Netflix getting the...

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Monthly News Roundup – June 2021

Monthly News Roundup – June 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "The public research university, according to a press release, is auctioning the NFTs for the patent disclosures of two Nobel Prize-winning inventions:...

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IP for Social Media Influencers and Content Creators

IP for Social Media Influencers and Content Creators

Social media influencers and content creators work hard to build a reputation of expertise for specific topics, brands and industries. In fact, the influencer marketing industry is projected to be worth $15 billion by 2022 and currently accounts for roughly 15 percent...

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And the Patent Goes to: The Dream Award for Every Engineer

And the Patent Goes to: The Dream Award for Every Engineer

By Professor Pam Bogdan, Engineering Department, Ocean County CollegeMichelson IP Educator in Residence, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship What Patents Can Do for the Individual Think of any high honor or award: the Nobel Prize, an Oscar, a...

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