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Copyright holders must consider "Fair Use" defenses before issuing a takedown under the DMCA!
The Ninth Circuit holds that DMCA takedown request requires copyright owner to consider "Fair Use" defenses prior to filing takedown.
Courts Drawing The Line On Business Method Patents
What remains patentable in terms of business methods these days? Both Congress and the Courts are slowly chipping away at protections for business method patents.
Z-Burger trademarks stay with founder
Judge says "absurd' that founder does not own trademarks in Z-Burger dispute.
"The Ins and Outs of Brand Building With Licensing, Investment and Social Media"
A. They were all acquired and now serve as in-house exclusive labels.
Social media and licensing as part of building a sustainable brand.
IP = More Revenue for Small to Medium Size Enterprises
"A recent study shows that only 9% of European SMEs own intellectual property rights. Those companies that do own intellectual property rights have over 32% more revenue per employee than the companies that don’t."
"Effective management of IP can benefit businesses by assisting them to grow through commercialisation opportunities and to develop a strong brand and business reputation," CAANZ's policy head Karen McWilliams said.
"Ultimately, you will be able to minimise the risk of copycats, which can ultimately erode market share."
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