July 11, 2021
Core Elements of a Good Movie Trailer

As many of us know, when the lights in a movie theater start to dim the trailers are about to play. Trailers do not exist only in the theaters, as they are used in all kinds of artistic forms and projects, from festivals and teasers, to businesses releasing new products. And what makes a good […]

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April 22, 2021
“Made in the USA”: A Guide to Origin Claims

At a time when the health of the U.S. economy and creating and maintaining U.S. manufacturing jobs are top of mind, the “Made in the USA” claim on products resonates among consumers. The claim communicates the entrepreneur’s efforts to create or preserve American jobs. While the value of an origin claim from the U.S. is […]

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January 15, 2021
New Copyright Protections and Enforcement Procedures Established by the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA)

CASE Act As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021 signed into law on December 27, 2020, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act was passed.  The CASE Act establishes a tribunal called the “Copyright Claims Board” (CCB) within the U.S. Copyright Office to handle small-scale claims of copyright infringement. Copyright registrants can […]

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January 10, 2021
Supreme Court Rules that Under Proper Circumstances Domain Names may be Registerable as Trademarks

US Supreme Court finds that the US Trademark Office is Too Restrictive on Registering Domain Names as Trademarks. PROTECTING DOMAIN NAMES AS TRADEMARKS:  In the modern commercial world, practically every business sets up a web site, which means that the business must also select a domain name. It is often desirable for the business to […]

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December 30, 2020
New Trademark Modernization Act will help Trademark Owners

Trademark Modernization Act passed as part of Consolidated Appropriations Act On Sunday, December 27th, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021. As part of the legislation, the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) was passed as well. The TMA imposes several significant changes on US trademark law. The TMA is the most sweeping […]

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