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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

What is Trademark?

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office defines a trademark as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” So what does that mean for you? Well, if you want to promote your death-metal band with an awesome symbol that is so unique that anyone who sees …

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How do I get a copyright?

If your work is in a tangible form (e.g., recorded, taped, written down, or typed), it already has copyright protection, although certain exceptions apply (see the U.S. Copyright Office’s Copyright Basics, pp. 2-3 for details). It is not necessary to publish your work to gain copyright protection. Although you have copyright protection as soon as your tangible work is created, …

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What is Intellectual Property?

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines intellectual property as “creations of the mind,” a broad definition that includes the following: literary, artistic and scientific works; performances of performing artists, phonograms, and broadcasts; inventions in all fields of human endeavor; scientific discoveries; industrial designs; trademarks, service marks, and commercial names and designations; protection against unfair competition; and all other rights …

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Art Law Institute

Art Law Institute was a huge success, the first all-day workshop sponsored by WLA.   Workshops and Presenters included: Intro to Social Media Law, Brian Rowe of Northwest Justice Project and Adjunt Professor at Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington Information School Advanced Film Contracts, Matt Hooper of Foster Pepper PLLC Copyright Year in Review, Doug …

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