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The 4 Types of Intellectual Property

The 4 Types of Intellectual Property

In the ever-changing landscape of business, a clear understanding of Intellectual Property (IP) is essential, particularly for those just stepping into the world of entrepreneurship in entertainment and retail. Intellectual property is not just a legal concept but a crucial asset for any business. You IP needs nurturing and protection.

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Copyright: An Origin Story In a Digital Era

Copyright: An Origin Story In a Digital Era

World Book & Copyright Day takes place on April 23 annually, 3 days prior to World Intellectual Property Day on April 26th.  It is worth noting that books, whether printed or digitally published, contain text which is protected under copyright. If those books also contain illustrations, those drawings are also

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How To Protect Your Trade Secrets

How To Protect Your Trade Secrets

What Are Trade Secrets? Oxford dictionary defines trade secrets as: A secret device or technique used by a company in manufacturing its products. To dive in deeper, trade secrets are intellectual properties (IP) that include formulas, practices, processes, designs, instruments, patterns, or compilations of information that have inherent economic or

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The Difference Between Trademarks, Patents, & Copyrights

The Difference Between Trademarks, Patents, & Copyrights

When you or you and your collaborators create something new, anything new, it becomes your intellectual property (IP). Depending on what type of intellectual property you have created, it will most likely need to be protected in one of three ways, or a combination of the three: a trademark, a

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How To Register a Copyright

How To Register a Copyright

Registering a copyright is something I am always happy to help my clients with but, with a little bit of time and patience, it is also something that you can do yourself.  According to Copyright.gov, copyright is “a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon

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Three Questions for Entertainment Lawyers

The entertainment industry is one that involves contracts, intellectual property, copyright infringement, etc. Much of this can be overwhelming for creatives in the industry and they will likely need the guidance of an entertainment lawyer.  Understanding the role an entertainment lawyer plays and seeking out a lawyer who is a

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Business Basics for Creatives™

MORIN Entertainment Law with Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South), presents, Business Basics for Creatives™, a 5-part series offering freelance creatives guidance on setting up a business entity (Pt. 1), employment contracts (Pt. 2), intellectual property (Pt. 3), collaborations (Pt. 4), and financing, growth, and exit strategies (Pt. 5). All

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