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3 Ways to Maximize the Value of a Logo Copyright

Trademark protection has long been recognized as a must-have for valuable eye-catching logo designs.  However, a logo copyright is often overlooked as a method for intellectual property protection. Three things must be taken care of to get the maximum value and copyright protection for your logo: 1. Register Your Logo Copyright Although under U.S. law…
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Bikram Yoga Copyright Case Update: Oral Arguments Set for May

Oral arguments for the Bikram yoga copyright case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been set for May 8, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Bikram is appealing a district court ruling for partial summary judgment in favor of defendant Evolation LLC on the copyrightability of his sequence of 26 yoga postures. The case is Bikram's…
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Tales of the Infringing Cat

Oh those pesky felines. Or should I say, oh those pesky YouTube bots. Copyright infringing kittens have apparently taken over YouTube, to the disdain of the bot overlords. Check out for a story line that is sadly only going to get worse.   Exceedingly cute photo by © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons
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