User-generated content (UGC) is a valuable part of your company’s content marketing strategy, but it’s also full of potential legal pitfalls. When you’re aware of these liabilities, you’ll have a good grasp of what you can and cannot permit on your sites without risking copyright violations, trademark infringement damages or other legal issues. The Digital […]

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If your plans for 2018 include launching a new product or service, you also want to ensure your business assets and trademarks are protected. Your business relies on its intellectual property, which isn’t a tangible asset but is the sine qua non of your operation. Don’t risk your business by failing to perform some basic due diligence. […]

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Arctic Cat has recently been awarded damages of $46.7 million in its case against Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. (BRP), an award that is more than triple the $15 million the jury awarded Arctic on June 1st. The judge’s decision to increase the amount of the award was based on the determination that BRP “willfully” infringed […]

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  The fight between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s two leading smartphone manufacturers, is not limited to the marketplace – in the past five years, Apple has filed over fifty patent infringement lawsuits internationally against Samsung. The most recent United States ruling was decided in favor of Apple by the Federal Court […]

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Gilead Sciences is a bio-pharmaceutical research and development company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.  Recently, Gilead lost a patent infringement case to Merck, another pharmaceuticals company, and was ordered to pay $200 million in royalties for a pair of hepatitis C drugs, Sovaldi and Harvoni.  The combined […]

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Under Armour filed a complaint against NIKE Inc. claiming trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition under the Trademark Act of 1946 over their phrase “I Will” and is seeking equity from NIKE. Under Armour (UA) argues that NIKE was fully aware that they registered the phrase in 2000 and even as of 2012, they […]

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First, it’s important to mention that the agreement in place is based on mutual needs and terms between both parties. Needless to say, both parties should be benefiting from this partnership. In order to ensure the terms are being met and maintained consistently across the board, the franchisor will conduct audits of their franchisees as […]

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Any company is likely to run across a scenario where someone that works there develops something. It could be a method or technique that speeds up data entry. It could be a software tool which cuts costs by 10%. There are any number of things that employees of a company could develop while working for […]

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