When Social Media Takedown Notices Aren’t Enough
Social media usage has exploded during the past 13 years and has permanently transformed the way products and services are marketed and sold. Social media platforms include many different online destinations such as social networking sites, blogging sites, and rating and review sites. The availability and proliferation of so many online destinations has expanded the opportunities for businesses and brand owners to … Read More
Good Time to Try to Register that “#!$@*!ing” Trademark?
On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) in Matal v. Tam (137 S. Ct. 1744), holding that it violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause.
Before the Matal v. Tam decision, the United States Patent and … Read More
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
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Seminar
Laura Rogal and Neal Bookspan are presenting on BYOD (mobile devices in the workplace) policies.
What: They will address issues and tips related to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies to allow your company to easily implement a program that increases productivity, reduces risk, and keeps proprietary information safe.
Where: Seminar is at the offices of Jaburg Wilk, 3200 North Central, … Read More
Talk to Your Lawyers Now
Talk to Your Lawyers Now
What: Laura Rogal, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk will be speaking on how to get the most out of the attorney/client relationship.
Where: The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
When: Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
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
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
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.
Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a. … Read More
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
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