Trademarking Scandalous Matter

Scandalous Matter Introduction “The times they are a changin”!  Trademarks are not supposed to contain scandalous or immoral matter. However the courts are not enforcing this prohibition and the “most profane” words are now allowed as trademarks The Supreme Court today (June 24, 2019) ruled that the mark “Fuct” could be registered on the Principal Register…

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Copyright and Fair Use

Introduction Most written stories, poems, art work, slogans, photos are copyrighted.  Understanding the relationship between Copyright Infringement and Fair Use is important, particularly if you are copying images and text from the websites for reposting or incorporation into other sites.  For a quick review of the copyright protectionin relation to patents and trademarks, please select the link to…

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HOW TO REGISTER YOUR COPYRIGHT

Introduction The methods of protecting intellectual property are patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  See my introduction to patents, trademarks & copyrights.  I also compare trade secrets with patent protection.  This article focuses upon copyright registration. This article is intended to provide a guide to how to register your copyright.  The regulations and rules for filing works for copyright registration have recently…

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