Intellectual Property Law

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Michael Jackson Copyright Dispute Settled

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Intellectual Property Law | 0 comments

CNN reported that Michael Jackson’s estate agreed to a $2.5 million settlement payout to end a bitter legal dispute with Michael’s mother’s business partner. A federal judge had already ruled that Howard Mann and several associated companies violated Jackson’s copyrights, which are controlled by his estate executors, and the only question for a jury was how much should be paid in damages. “In light of the court’s rulings for the estate on summary judgment, this settlement seems appropriate for all concerned,” estate lawyers Howard Weitzman and Zia...

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What do Coca Cola, Pepsi and Apple have in common?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Intellectual Property Law | 0 comments

The are all trademarks. A trademark is any word, phrase, symbol or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of another. Essentially, a trademark is a brand name.  Call our trademark attorney at 402-858-2020 to learn more about how to register or protect your trademark. The fee for filing a trademark application depends on how you register and how many classes of goods or services you are claiming. The USPTO filing fees for a trademark application are as follows: •$275 per class for an electronic application that meets the requirements of 37...

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