By Melinda Garcia | Published January 24, 2017 | | |
Once upon a time, working with independent contractors was considered risky and even a bit frivolous. Today, however, hiring out work to freelancers is not only the norm, but it has also become a great way for businesses to reduce overhead costs, increase output, and turn more profit. However, there are still some issues that Read MoreRead More
Anyone who lives in California long enough will at some point in their lives hear about the activities of certain activist groups who file lawsuits in the names of those who cannot speak for themselves. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a lawsuit requesting that the U.S. District Court in Read MoreRead More
A December trial date has been scheduled in Los Angeles federal court for a lawsuit in which a British songwriter is alleging that country music star Keith Urban stole his band’s name for the trademark on his guitar lesson package that is being sold on the Home Shopping Network and online. Peter Beckett filed his Read MoreRead More
A copyright lawsuit that claims that the band Led Zeppelin plagiarized the song “Stairway to Heaven” from the band Spirit is changing venues from Philadelphia to California. Despite the plaintiff’s attempt to keep the lawsuit in Pennsylvania, a judge ordered that the case be moved to a federal courthouse in Los Angeles. Facts of the Case Read MoreRead More
What is Intellectual Property? According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Intellectual Property (IP) refers to “creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.” IP includes industry information like formulas and ideas, inventions and industrial designs. It also includes literary and artistic Read MoreRead More
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