Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Laws on the horizon to protect trade secrets

Trade Secrets are taking on greater importance in many businesses, especially those involved in internet commerce. Consumer data (names, e-mail address, buying habits and other data collected and recorded when we do business) can be a company’s most valuable asset. … Continue reading

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Free Market Royalty Act creates public performance right and new royalty stream for artists

The copyright laws were written before we had digital music media.  The evolution of the digital music industry has created new markets and products that are not addressed in the current laws. A proposed bill, The Free Market Royalty Act, … Continue reading

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Reminder of Old Lessons from Brewskee Ball Dispute

Brewskee Ball leagues are active in major metropolitan markets around the country. The League has been in a well publicized battle with the owners of the Skee-Ball mark. Lesson number 1. The rule of thumb I give clients is that when … Continue reading

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Trademarks enter New York’s Common Core Debate

Trademarked and branded product names appeared in 2014 state standardized tests. I am sure the test developers were trying to create relevant, interesting subject matter for elementary and middle school students. Skeptics believe there is product placement revenue driving the … Continue reading

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