Monthly Archives: September 2014

Making unlocking Mobile Devices Legal Again

          The DCMA prohibits software manipulation to circumvent electronic security measures. Congress temporarily exempted wireless mobile devices from the anti-circumvention prohibitions to allow consumers to “unlock” the mobile device to change carriers. The exemption ended in … Continue reading

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Do you own your domain name? Maybe not

          You own a domain name by having purchased (“registered”) it from a domain name registrar- a company like Go Daddy or Register.com. No certificate or title comes with it; registration is more like the book … Continue reading

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TTAB declares a federally registered trademark mark void after business partnership dissolves

           Failure to maintain a formal business structure when securing trademark rights can be the death knell to your brand. Two business partners registered a domain name and that website identified both women as co-owners. The … Continue reading

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Where are multinational companies filing trademarks?

The 2013 Trademark Report by Thomson Compumark reveals global trademark trends. The 2013 list is led by China, India, Mexico and Taiwan. The largest increases in published trademarks were seen in Brazil, South Korea and in Turkey. Many of the … Continue reading

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