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New Cost-Efficient Copyright Registration Option for Influencers and Bloggers

USA - August 26 2020 Effective August 17, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office will begin providing a special group registration option for “short online literary works” such…

Brooke A. Penrose

Trademark Office Proposed Fee Changes Could Change Filing and Prosecution Strategies

USA - August 19 2020 The U.S. Trademark Office announced its intent to increase various filing fees, and assess new categories of fees, in response to its continually…

Brooke A. Penrose

Neil Young’s Suit Illustrates Music Licensing Issues

USA - August 6 2020 On August 4, iconic guitarist Neil Young sued the Trump Campaign, claiming that Trump’s unauthorized use of his songs Rockin’ in the Free World and…

George N. Tobia, Jr.

When Paying for It Doesn’t Mean You Own It

USA - July 7 2020 You are a small business. You’ve hired a web developer to create your website, a marketing expert to author critical passages about your products and…

Trademark Audits: What Registrants Should Expect

USA - June 23 2020 In 2017, the USPTO initiated an aggressive auditing program of U.S. trademark registrations at the time of maintenance filings. The goal of the…