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July 2019 Archives

Company sued for offering products with school's name

The argument for what is and what is not intellectual or trademarked property may seem fairly cut-and-dry: if it is the product of a person or organization's creative mind, then it is their property. Yet there may be times when the question of IP disputes in Sacramento does not come down to the nature of the property being disputed itself, but rather ancillary processes and semantics. Those looking to utilize another's creative properties without authorization may attempt to come up with creative ways to get around the regulations protecting them (even following methods that may appear to be perfectly legal). 

Facebook's $5B privacy violation settlement

For many California residents, the internet is an essential part of their everyday lives. A computer and online access can be necessary to conduct business and do a person's job and can also facilitate many aspects of one's personal life such as travel, hobbies and interpersonal connections and relationships. The ubiquity of the internet cannot be denied any longer yet that also means that the concerns about personal privacy online only continue to grow.

New copyright claim changes introduced by YouTube

Many people in California have at a minimum viewed a video on YouTube at least once. It is almost impossible to avoid having a video on the platform show up in a web browser search in some situations. The service offers companies and individuals a place to house and share their content. YouTube has also produced its own set of celebrities and an entirely new form of entertainment. Along the way, it has been plagued with problems related to copyrights and the protection of these rights on such a dynamic medium.

Musicians' ownership of their work a challenge

People in California may be aware that copyrights are the legal way of protection an artistic work from being used or promoted by someone other than the creator. However, there are many complexities when it comes to the ownership of a piece or body of work, especially in the music industry. The road from writing a song to having it played on the radio can be long and winding and involves multiple parties, including record labels.

What is a trademark?

The primary goal of your business or organization is to make your mark within your local industry in Sacramento. While such a phrase is typically used in a metaphorical context, it can often be manifest literally through your company's trademarks. While you likely understand that protections are available to different types of sensitive business material, you may not fully comprehend the distinct differences between them. For example, much confusion exists over what exactly is a trademark. 

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