2017-03-22 Supreme Court Clarifies Separability Analysis for Copyright Protection of Elements of Industrial Designs
In a second Intellectual-Property-related decision in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on March 22, 2017, in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al. (No. 15-866), confirming that copyright protection extends to pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works regardless of whether they were created as freestanding art or as features of useful articles, and clarifying the test for determining when such protection applies to works embodied in the configuration of a useful article.
2011-04-15 White House Recommends Performers Share in Copyright Royalties
Among the bundle of rights set forth in 17 U.S.C. ┬ž 106, copyright owners of certain works have the exclusive right to publicly perform the work.
2009-11-17 9 out of 10 Attorneys Recommend . . . Examining Intellectual Property in Your Advertising
Every business needs advertising to attract customers. Advertising can be a minefield for the unwary, however, unless potential Intellectual Property (IP) issues are identified and resolved well before an ad goes to print or is broadcast on the airwaves.
2007-01-05 Protecting Your Intellectual Property with U.S. Customs
As part of our standard information package sent with newly issued U.S. trademark registration certificates, RatnerPrestia has long advised trademark owners that their trademark can be recorded with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).