Chicago Case Brief: Plum Markets, LLC v. Compass Group USA Inc., 2021 WL 323791 (ND IL), by James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (U.S. Reg’d Patent Atty #56,731)
Judge Guzman did a great job with this Motion to Dismiss in a trade dress matter at the Northern District. Plum Markets (I know them from my annual trip in February to buy my wife Godiva Chocolates in the middle of this month) sued Compass for (1) Breach of Contract, (2) Infringement of trade dress, […]read more
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 […]read more
Is it Worthwhile to Register Your Copyrights in the U.S.? As we have previously discussed, trademark owners enjoy certain, geographically-limited rights that arise automatically upon use of their mark in commerce. Copyright owners enjoy certain automatic rights as well, and these rights apply nationwide. In light of these automatic protections, is it really worthwhile to […]read more