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Intellectual Property

  • 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

  • Protect Your Writings with Maria Crimi Speth

    Protect Your Writings with Maria Crimi Speth

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 22, 2015)- Join Maria Crimi Speth, Intellectual Property attorney at Jaburg Wilk and author of Protect Your Writings for an informative presentation about laws affecting writers and their creative work on Saturday, January 31st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at city of Glendale's 20th annual Chocolate Affaire located at 58th Ave. and Glendale Ave.

    Attendees will learn about the laws … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Dot Sucks: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free Speech

    Dot Sucks: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free Speech

    When the organization responsible for assigning domain names announced several years ago that it would expand the generic top level domain name system from the previous 21 to an unlimited number, brand owners knew their legal budgets would have to be increased to protect their trademarks from cybersquatters in this new terrain. Brand owners lobbied against the change, but despite its non-profit status, ICANN … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Recognizes Right of Publicity While Protecting Free Speech in Precedent Setting Case

    Arizona Court of Appeals Recognizes Right of Publicity While Protecting Free Speech in Precedent Setting Case

    For the first time ever, an Arizona state court has recognized that individuals enjoy a right of publicity that protects them from the unauthorized use of their name or likeness for commercial or trade purposes. In its April 24, 2014 decision in Reynolds v. Reynolds, the Arizona Court of Appeals recognized the right of publicity and determined that right survives the individual's death and may be brought by … Read More

    Categories: Appellate, Intellectual Property, News Release

  • What About that Fine Print? Website "Terms of Use" and "Privacy Policy"

    What About that Fine Print? Website "Terms of Use" and "Privacy Policy"

    Whether your business has always been internet based or your traditional brick and mortar business has evolved to a click and mortar business, you have a website. It's likely that you know that you need the fine print - "terms of use" and a "privacy policy."   While you have many options when creating these policies, these are the most common approaches:

    Let your web developer deal with it

    Copy and paste … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Is My Domain Name a Trademark?

    Is My Domain Name a Trademark?

    This is not only a common legal question but also a great question as the answer is - it depends! 

    A domain name simply is an address on the Internet.  Computers find web addresses by a series of numbers known as an IP address.  To make the process more user friendly, the numbers are matched to words that, hopefully, can be easily remembered.  The best and most valuable domain names are very … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Protect Your Brand Against Cyber Squatters on the Internet

    Protect Your Brand Against Cyber Squatters on the Internet

    Maybe you have heard that the Internet is about to drastically change.  Maybe you have heard that by the middle of this year, domain names ending in .app, .web, .pizza, .shop, .hotel, .restaurant and over a thousand others will become available for public registration.   These new extensions are called generic top level domains, or gTLDs.

    If you are a brand owner and have given this any thought, you … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Understanding Intellectual Property is Critical to Proper Due Diligence

    Understanding Intellectual Property is Critical to Proper Due Diligence

    With technology invading almost every aspect of our life, intellectual property rights are valuable and complex.  While traditional assets are usually easy to identify, IP assets are not.  Successful business owners and managers know that identifying a problem and solving it is at the heart of maintaining profitability and providing a superior service or product.   Identifying the problem is easy, … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA

    Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA

    If you used to think that SOPA was a misspelling of soap, after January 18th, 2012 you know better. What is now being called, National SOPA Blackout Day, the internet was flooded with thousands of articles, hundreds of petitions and most chilling to many users - blocked websites. Wikipedia shut down its services for the day and Google's home screen icon contained a censorship box that lead to even more petitions … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article