Intellectual Property Archives

New technology, old laws...it all comes down to interpretation

Federal laws protect labels and artists from copyright infringement. The concept is simple enough, but the laws themselves are complex and quite confusing at times. For instance, the law requires that radio services that broadcast under newer technology such as online streaming are required to obtain a license to broadcast the songs that they play.

Lawsuit involving Beastie Boys and toy company settles

In any business dispute there is usually more than one way in which it can be resolved. While some cases end up in a courtroom where the outcome will be determined by a judge or jury, other times, lawyers for either side are able to reach an agreement outside of the court. This was the case in a disagreement involving the popular hip-hop group Beastie Boys, and a toy company called GoldieBlox.

Bulk of Sherlock Holmes stories now in public domain

As fans of the Sherlock series broadcast on public television enjoy its the third season, there is legal news to report regarding the copyright to Arthur Conan Doyle's works involving Sherlock Holmes, which serves as an inspiration. The copyright on many of the Sherlock Holmes stories has run, a judge recently ruled, leaving it in the public domain.

Cadbury loses bid for exclusive use of royal purple in packaging

As anyone who is in the business of selling a product knows it is important to do whatever one can to set their product apart. Finding ways to legally protect a design or recipe are common. Some businesses even trademark colors used in their packaging. Chocolate maker Cadbury successfully did this with its purple wrappers in 2004 in the United Kingdom. Displeased with that move Nestle took legal action against that protection.

Current copyright laws to be reviewed by Congress

For years, copyright laws in the United States have allowed residents of New York and beyond who have created things, to protect and be compensated for their creative works. As technologies change and the way creative works are shared has simplified, most would agree the current copyright laws have not kept up. Recognizing there is a problem, the individual at the helm of the US Copyright Office recently requested that Congress take a stab at addressing the matter.

Court's copyright decision against chocolate maker Lindt

Businesses throughout the world, including New York, take a multitude of steps to help their products sell better than others on the market. One of those steps is to protect the appearance of its product and prevent other businesses from duplicating it. This may be done via a copyright registration. Recently a copyright issue that may be of interest to individuals throughout the world, reached a conclusion in a federal court in Germany.

Apple must address issues with iPhone trademark in Brazil

There are many things that go into making a business successful. One of those things is consumers' recognition of products in the marketplace. Proper branding, accompanied by copyright and trademark registrations, can make a product more marketable and protect the business. Because of these benefits, it is fairly clear why a business would want to do whatever it could to maintain a copyright or trademark.

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