Copyrights – Show me the money! Don’t screw this up! (1) You must register a claim of copyright to enforce it. (2) Your claim must pre-date the infringement if you want statutory damages or attorney fees. By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. Registered Patent Attorney 56,731. 11:10, December 7, 2020

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Copyrights – Show me the money! Don’t screw this up! (1) You must register a claim of copyright to enforce it. (2) Your claim must pre-date the infringement if you want statutory damages or attorney fees. By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. Registered Patent Attorney 56,731.

Copyright done right.  Copyright is a cost effective part of every company’s IP protection.  Here are important rules to remember.  Copyright is not automatic in a legal sense.  If you do not register your claim of copyright, then you cannot enforce a claim of copyright.  Time and time again I get calls from businesspeople claiming […]

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Show me the Money! You are your licensee’s Keeper: Ledesma v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide, LLC, 2020 WL 6747005 (November 16, 2020). By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56731)

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois correctly denied Marriott’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the above case. In this case, Ledesma travelled to India. He signed up for a hotel room at the Westin in Chennai, India. While on the premises Ledesma was hurt when the elevator dropped with him […]

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Show me the money! (v.2) Trademarks: Its the goodwill that makes them valuable. James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56,731)

There is nothing more important in the trademark field than the trademark a client chooses to protect. From my perspective, there is no trademark that out of the starting gate is important. Why? Because there is no goodwill associated with the trademark! Its that goodwill that will make the trademark valuable. Stop thinking about what […]

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