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What You Need to Know About Trademark Renewal and Registration Scams

In his CBA Report Feature Article, Sean Owens shows you how to teach your client to spot, and avoid falling for, a trademark renewal and registration scam. Learn more about Sean Owens on his profile page. Open the article in a new browser tab. This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to […]

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There’s Something New You Need to Know About Copyright Safe Harbor

Steve teams up with Sean Owens provide information about a new process for designating DMCA notice agents that you must comply with by year end in order to take advantage of the copyright safe harbor. Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean Owens on their profile pages. Open the article in a new browser tab. […]

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Copyright ‘safe harbor’: A primer for PR pros

In this joint effort published by Ragan’s PR Daily, Steve Gillen and Sean Owens update their guidance on how operators of websites that allow user-generated content to be posted can remain insulated from liability for copyright infringement. Read the article: Copyright ‘safe harbor’: A primer for PR pros Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean […]

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Four Qualities to Look for When Hiring an IP Litigation Attorney

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property (IP), there are many factors to consider, but the most important result is having the best litigation attorney at your side to represent your case. Here are four qualities to look for when selecting an IP litigation attorney. Competency While some general practice firms may offer limited […]

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What You Need to Know about Copyright Safe Harbor

In this joint effort for the CBA Report, What You Need to Know about Copyright Safe Harbor, Steve Gillen and Sean Owens share guidance on how operators of websites that allow user-generated content to be posted can remain insulated from liability for copyright infringement. Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean Owens at their WH&E […]

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What You Need to Know about Fair Use

In his newest article for The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve explains why it’s important for publishers to understand fair use and abstracts articles on this subject published by the Independent Book Publishers Association over the last decade, including one by Steve. Learn more about Steve Gillen at his […]

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Client Alert – Copyright Office DMCA Agent Update

**CLIENT ALERT** Copyright Office Requires Update of All DMCA Agents to Maintain Protection from Liability If your company owns or operates a website that allows users to post content online (text, images, video, etc.), then a recent rule change from the U.S. Copyright Office means action is necessary to protect your company from potential liability […]

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Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide

Scheduled for release in December, Steve Gillen’s new book from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association will help you take your textbook project from concept to completion. In their three section book, Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide, Steve and his co-authors Mary Ellen Lepionka and Sean W. Wakely guide you through […]

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Mandatory Deposit

In his newest article for The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve Gillen explains an infrequently used, lesser-known provision of US copyright law that may force you to deposit copies of your work with the Copyright Office even if you chose not to register it. Learn more about Steve […]

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New Law Creates Federal Enforcement of Trade Secret Rights

In this Cincinnati Business Courier Advertising Supplement, Larry Williams and Paul Linden explain how the Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a new federal law for the protection and enforcement of trade secret rights, and allows a private party to enforce its trade secret rights in federal court. Learn more about Larry Williams at his WH&E […]

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