Character, Pepe the Frog & Copyright

2017-09-02

At some point, cartoonist Matt Furie’s Pepe the Frog character went from “peaceful frog-dude” to recurring character in white supremacist…

China’s First IP Protection Center

2017-08-02

On July 25th, China opened its first IP protection center. According to report(s), it was established in the Pudong district of…

Help With Trademark Matters

2017-07-02

Typically, if you want registered ​​trademark protection somewhere – e.g., in Canada and/or the United States – you must apply…

Simple Online Rules for Kids (& Us All?)

2017-06-02

It seems, the young at heart weren’t the only ones who had trouble making sense of Instagram’s terms of use.…

Estranged Bedfellows? Partnerships & Co-ownership of Patent Rights

2017-05-02

Whether you and a few friends invented the next big thing – or even if you came up with it…

Knock, Knock! Who’s There? Copyright Litigation

2017-04-01

Conan O’Brien, TBS, Conaco and a number of writers have been deposed in a lawsuit which alleges infringement of Mr.…

Bringing Your Good Idea to Market in 2017: Three Tips on How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

2017-03-17

You have a good idea. It could be an invention with the potential to change how people do business, or…

Get Your “Patent Pending” with a Provisional US Patent Application

2017-03-02

Many find that provisional US patent applications can provide good value, if used correctly. Such an application secures a priority…

Gaming, Virtual Computers & Intellectual Property

2017-02-02

With the rise of Minecraft – a popular video game and online phenomenon – some players have started creating interactive…