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  • Supreme Court Rules on Cheerleader Uniform Case

    Supreme Court Rules on Cheerleader Uniform Case

    US Supreme Court Rules on Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in what many refer to as the cheerleader uniform case.  Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    The Court decided whether designs on cheerleader uniforms were entitled to copyright protection.  Copyright law protects “pictorial, graphic or sculptural … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Why Employers Need Social Media Policies

    Why Employers Need Social Media Policies

    Although social media is great for developing business, expanding a brand or building a network, it is not without pitfalls. There are an increasing number of cases where an employee’s use of social media has created problems for the employer. The best practice is to maintain a well-written social media policy.   Real-world problems can and do arise from the use of social media. & … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Blog

  • Celebrity Brands: The Line Between Fair Use and Infringement

    Celebrity Brands: The Line Between Fair Use and Infringement

    All brand owners are faced with difficult decisions regarding how aggressively to police their brands. The decision is particularly difficult when the unauthorized use is by a loyal customer or fan. While some traditional brands such as Harley Davidson and Tesla have fans; this dilemma is most often faced by celebrities. A cease and desist letter to a loyal fan can show up on social media with negative … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Intellectual Property, Article

  • Protect Your Writings!

    Protect Your Writings!

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 5, 2016)- Join Maria Crimi Speth, Intellectual Property attorney and author of Protect Your Writings for an informative presentation about the laws that affect writers and their creative work. Attendees will learn about the laws relating to writing books, articles, blogs and how to avoid making common, costly legal mistakes. 

    Upcoming Seminars:

    Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a. … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney

    Jaburg Wilk Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 15, 2016) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Michael B. Dvoren, a 2015-2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star selectee, has joined its intellectual property practice group. 

    Mr. Dvoren focuses his legal practice on intellectual property litigation, pre-litigation enforcement, intellectual property transactions and trademark and copyright prosecution. 

    “Michael … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Stretching Copyright Law Too Far: A Sequence of Yoga Poses Are Not Copyrightable

    Stretching Copyright Law Too Far: A Sequence of Yoga Poses Are Not Copyrightable

    A recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court for Arizona and California, has made a predictable determination that a sequence of yoga moves cannot be protected as intellectual property.   

    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises are not entitled to copyright protection. The case, Bikram … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk is Partnering with Apple Inc. to Present Tips on Building Your Own BYOD Program in the Workplace

    Jaburg Wilk is Partnering with Apple Inc. to Present Tips on Building Your Own BYOD Program in the Workplace

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (October. 21, 2015) – Jaburg Wilk attorneys Neal Bookspan and Laura Rogal will be presenting a free seminar on the importance of implementing a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Program in the workplace at the Apple Store, Biltmore (2502 E. Camelback Rd) on Wednesday, October 28th from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

    Attendees will learn how to establish a BYOD policy, security and device … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Maria Crimi Speth to Present Legal Traps on the Internet

    Maria Crimi Speth to Present Legal Traps on the Internet

    Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s  Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet’, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007. 

    Attendees will learn how to avoid common, costly mistakes when launching apps or … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, News Release

  • Do I Need Permission to Use Photographs from Google Images?

    Do I Need Permission to Use Photographs from Google Images?

    One of the biggest mistakes made is that people assume that if a photograph comes up on Google Images then it must be public domain or free game to use on their website. This is absolutely not correct. 

    You MUST have permission to use any photograph you find on the internet. The fact that it came up on Google Images does not mean anything, as Google is just a way to find images. 

    If you do not have … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property

  • Phoenix IP Attorney to Present at Phoenix Startup Week

    Phoenix IP Attorney to Present at Phoenix Startup Week

    Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 23, 2015) - Jaburg Wilk Intellectual Property and Internet Law attorney Laura Rogal will be presenting at Phoenix Startup Week on Thursday, February 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Axosoft, located at 13835 N. Northsight Blvd. Ste. 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. 

    Phoenix Startup Week is a five day celebration of the Phoenix entrepreneurial community comprised of over 130 free events created … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release