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asdfsafadsfdsafds Are you infringing on someone’s trademark?

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Most times, when I talk about copycats + thieves I do it from the perspective of you being the do-gooder who needs to protect their brand. But, in reality, you may be the offender. You may not even know it. You, dear genius, may be unknowingly infringing on someone’s trademark. Everyone makes mistakes. But, this is a huge faux pas that can cost you a pretty penny… So, let’s reel you in now. Let’s talk about what actually constitutes trademark infringement. For purposes



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asdfsafadsfdsafds Copyright infringement, maybe: Independent jewelry designer battles Urban Outfitters.

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I love nothing more than receiving reader “tips” in my inbox on hot, legal ish. The latest tip came from an artist wanting my take on a potential copyright infringement situation involving Urban Outfitters and Stevie Koerner, a Chicago-based, indie jewelry designer. This situation surfaced in 2011 but is nonetheless still a great teaching moment for jewelry designers. First things first… Copyright law protects the work of jewelry designers when the look and feel of the design elements, combined, are original.



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asdfsafadsfdsafds Beyonce and Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Trademark + Legal Lessons for Your Business.

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For several months, the Blue Ivy intellectual property issue has concerned me. Yes, I am a fan of Bey, and Jay. My frustration stemmed from other reasons related to my love for the law + intellectual property. Late yesterday evening, news broke that the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied the Carter’s applications for the Blue Ivy trademark. This is not the first time the celeb duo has faced issues with protecting the potential Blue Ivy intellectual property.



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