Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

New Federal Trade Secret Law Adds Remedies, but Imposes New Obligations for Employers Too

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Effective May 11, 2016, a new federal law adds powerful ways to protect a company’s trade secrets. That same law, however, imposes new burdens on employers if they want to make full use of the statute’s remedies. Those new burdens …

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Dr. Rayan Coutinho Recently Presented at the 15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute

Dr. Rayan Coutinho presented at the 15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute hosted by the University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the Kentucky Bar Association Business Law Section. The two day seminar was held at The …

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Intellectual Property and Churches

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A Toe Dip into the Shallow End More than any other legal issue, church leaders today ask questions about intellectual property laws.  Leaders always want to know whether there is some body of law regulating how they use songs, movie …

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Rayan F. Coutinho selected as 2014 Ohio Rising Star

Rayan F. Coutinho has been selected to the 2014 Ohio Rising Stars list in the area of Technology Transactions by the publishers of Ohio Super Lawyers® and Law & Politics Magazine. Rayan has been selected to the list every year …

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Fair Use in the Copyright Context

Sections 107 through 118 of Title 17 of the United States Code dealing with copyright law impose certain limitations on the right of a copyright owner to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce a work in copies or phonorecords. …

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How to Choose A Strong Trademark

How to choose a strong trademark or brand name? Section 45 of the Lanham Act defines a trademark as “any word, name, symbol, or device, or combination thereof … used by a person … to identify and distinguish his or her …

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Tips for Making Proper Use of Your Trademark

Introduction In previous articles, we have reviewed the substantive aspects of trademark law such as what is a trademark, and how to determine the strength of a mark. In this article we will learn the procedural aspects i.e. how to make proper …

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Recognizing Infringement of Your Mark and What to do About it

Introduction This is the last in the series of articles on trademarks. In this article, we will look at trademark infringement, how to recognize it, and how to enforce your rights. The general principles for recognizing infringement are the same regardless of …

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Protecting Your Business Intellectual Property

Introduction The short answer to the question, “How do I patent my company logo?” is you cannot do it! Intellectual property laws in the United States are divided into at least three main groups: (1) patent law, (2) trademark and unfair competition …

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Overview of Intellectual Property

 An understanding of the legal regimes that protect intellectual property assets is crucial to the success of any business. In the United States, intellectual property is largely governed by federal law. However, each state has some limited protections for certain types of …

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