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Intellectual Property Bulletin
 

Crystal T. Broughan, Esq. - Shareholder - Intellectual Property Attorney
904-398-0900 - www.marksgray.com

Welcome! If you have registered your company’s trademarks, then you have taken an important step in protecting those valuable assets. Now it is important to ensure you enforce the trademark rights granted by that registration — or you could risk losing those rights.

In this newsletter, you will find practical advice for developing your trademark enforcement plan. You will also find tips on how to avoid costly photo lawsuits and learn about the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding suing for copyright infringement.

Thank you for your readership, support, and referrals.

- Crystal T. Broughan

Tips for Business Owners: Develop a Trademark Enforcement Plan

You have invested time, money, and resources into the development and registration of arguably one of your company’s most valuable assets – its trademarks. The next step is developing a trademark enforcement plan to actively protect the trademarks.

Although the idea may seem daunting, the core of a trademark enforcement plan boils down to three simple steps:

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Supreme Court Rules You Must Have a Registered Copyright to Sue for Infringement

Copyright is automatic. The second you create a unique work, you own the copyright for that work. You do not have to apply to own the copyright. You do not have to register. You do not really have to do much of anything.

Of course, that is just what is required for holding the copyright. However, if you want to sue for copyright infringement, the requirements change.

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IN THIS ISSUE


- Tips for Business Owners: Develop a Trademark Enforcement Plan

- Supreme Court Rules You Must Have a Registered Copyright to Sue for Infringement

- Broadcasters: How to Avoid Photo Lawsuits

Broadcasters: How to Protect Yourself from Photo Lawsuits

In a recent post, we wrote about the fast-paced world of broadcasting, made even faster by the Internet age, and how this has led to the temptation of pulling imagery from websites without confirming copyright and securing proper permission.

The reuse of online content is very easy to accomplish. The consequences can be very painful to the bank account.

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You Created It.
We Protect it.
 



Crystal T. Broughan
Intellectual Property Attorney


Website:
MarksGray.com

Phone:
904-398-0900

Email:
cbroughan@marksgray.com



 
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