Copyright Protection of Computer Software

Copyright Protection of Computer Software

Copyright Protection of Computer Software Copyright Protection Copyright protection is a collection of rights that automatically confers on someone who creates an original work of authorship – such as a literary work, song, movie, or software. These rights include the freedom to replicate the work, create derivative works, distribute copies, and publicly execute and display … Read more

Piracy or Copyright Infringement

Piracy or Copyright Infringement

Piracy or Copyright Infringement Infringement of copyright (colloquially referred to as piracy) is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission for use where such permission is necessary, thereby infringing such exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, transmit, view or perform the protected work or to … Read more

What are a Derivative Works?

What are a Derivative Works

What are a Derivative Works? Derivative works Definition A derivative work is a work based on one or more existing works or derived from them. Popular derivative works include adaptations, musical arrangements, literary material or plays versions of the motion picture, art reproductions, abridgments, and condensations of preexisting works. Another regular kind of subsidiary work … Read more

Trademark and Copyright for Entrepreneurs and How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File”

Trademark and Copyright for Entrepreneurs

Trademark and Copyright for Entrepreneurs and How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Advantage of the “First-to-File” Entrepreneurs should get their Intellectual Property rights as soon as it is used in commerce. This means that as you start selling your product or services in the market it is better to get it protected before others … Read more

A Trademark vs Business Name: Do You Know the Difference?

Trademark vs Business Name

A trademark vs Business Name: Do you know the difference? Business Name A Business name is the official name of a person or entity that owns a company. It essentially designates the name under which a business is operated. It may or may not be trademarked but needs to be registered federally. It should be … Read more

Trademark Classes Summary, Description and Mainly Used

Trademark Classes Summary

Trademark Classes Summary, Description and Mainly Used Overview of the Trademark classes and detailed description of mainly used classes. In Trademark Registration there is a 45 Nice classification that identifies the nature of Goods and services. It is used by the majority of countries around the world. It distinguishes between goods (1-34) and services (3-45). … Read more

What Should You Do About Copycat Competitors?

Copycat Competitors

What Should You Do About Copycat Competitors? Copycat Competitors The legal way to protect your trademark against copycat competitors is to get a registration certificate, in that way you can use it as proof that you own that trademark. The first thing to do is to write a warning letter or you can call directly … Read more

Different Types of Trademark and Validity of Trademark Protection

Trademark and Validity of Trademark Protection

Different Types of Trademark and Validity of Trademark Protection How does trademark protection last & what kind of trademark can be registered? The validity of registered trademark ® Trademark Protection usually lasts for ten 10 years and it can be renewed every 10 years indefinitely as long as the owner of the mark continues to … Read more

Single Colour Trademarks and Benefits

Single Colour Trademarks and Benefits

Single Colour trademarks and benefits Color can only obtain trademark protection when it has acquired distinctiveness. This means that the goods or services for which trademark protection has been sought can be distinguished from the goods or services of other companies by the consumer. It can have more effect on sales because people have color … Read more