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Why You Should Register Your Copyrights

Individuals are often confused by the distinctions between copyrights, patents, and trademarks.  In this article, we explain the basis for copyright protection, what can be protected under U.S. Copyright laws, and the benefits of registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. What Is Protected Under U.S. Copyright Law?  A Copyright is a form of […]

3 Simple Steps to Use Your Copyrights and Trademarks to Block Infringing Goods from Entering the U.S.

Did you know you can use your federally registered copyrights and trademarks to block the importation of infringing goods from entering the U.S.?  In 2012 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) made 22,848 intellectual property rights seizures with a manufacturer’s suggested retail value of $1.26 billion.  Could this be affecting your business? Most intellectual […]

Brand Protection for Jewelers

Did you know that there are generally three areas of intellectual property law in the United States: Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks?  Did you know that 2 out of 3 of these areas of law can work to jewelers’ benefit to protect not only their brands but the individual designs of their jewelry? Many jewelers are […]

Brand Protection for Artists

Did you know that the protection of artistic works in the United States is founded in our U.S. Constitution?  At the time the constitution was written our founding fathers recognized that artists should maintain rights in their works sufficient to inspire continued creativity without the fear that their works would be wrongfully misappropriated.  You can find this […]