Proactively Protecting Your IP Across the Globe

I’m writing from the Mid-Winter Institute of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). As a lawyer who does a lot of trademark enforcement work, one theme that I’ve noticed from multiple speakers so far is the importance of proactively protecting your intellectual property–especially for young companies. What’s more, in this increasingly globalized marketplace, simply[...]

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10 Reasons NOT to “Declare” Your Copyrights and Privacy on Facebook

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Facebook has been overrun over the past few days with users’ “declarations” about their supposed copyright and privacy rights. ┬áDozens of my own Facebook friends have re-posted the same message, and others are wondering aloud if this is something they need to be doing, too. ┬áSo do these boilerplate declarations accomplish anything, other than fueling[...]

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