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Understanding the Basics Copyright Infringement in the U.S.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN FASHION

The subject of copyright infringement often makes news in the United States, particularly when those accused of having committed it – or those accusing others of having infringed their copyrights ­– are famous, such as singers, authors, or movie screenwriters. At its core, copyright infringement occurs when someone violates the exclusive rights granted to a […]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF COPYRIGHTS

Explore the evolution of copyright laws, from ancient times to the digital era, highlighting key milestones like the Statute of Anne and the Berne Convention.

The Refill “Stuffing” issue

A client had as its business model the sale of somewhat conventional refills of a consumable product, and to that end developed and traditionally patented well-designed and sophisticated dispensers of that consumable, which it leased to its customers.   But that approach simply prevented others from copying the client’s dispensers – while doing nothing  to prevent competitors […]

COPYRIGHTS – A BRIEF EXPLANATION

A copyright protects an original, independently created work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression, and which possesses at least a minimal degree of creativity. A work of authorship is considered fixed if it is captured in a sufficiently permanent medium that allows the work to be perceived, reproduced or communicated for more […]