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Ripping Off Indie Artists

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The next time you’re in the market for a unique, handmade, locally crafted ornament for your home or necklace for your loved one, make sure you’re buying the real thing. According to one anonymous source, there are a lot of imitators out there. A popular wholesaler of homemade items and accessories, Cody Foster and Co., […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

January 21st, 2014 at 8:48 am

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The Ongoing Legal Kerfuffle at The Oatmeal

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Have you been following what’s been happening with Matt Inman’s comedy website The Oatmeal? Settle in, because this is quite a ride. Last year, Inman posted (note that content on The Oatmeal contains strong language) “What Should I Do About Funnyjunk?” asking his readers for advice concerning the practices of one Funnyjunk, a content aggregator; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 20th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

In-N-Out vs.…Who Again?

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If you’ve ever had an In-N-Out Burger—or even if you haven’t—you likely know the chain quite well. They’ve been much-beloved in California for decades, and have, over the years, expanded into 5 states with hundreds of restaurants. The chain is iconic—from the simplicity of its menu to the throw-back décor and amazing service, no one […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

August 29th, 2011 at 6:33 am

Do Last Wills Have to Be Notarized to Be Valid? Plus More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 8/19/11

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If a Last Will is not notarized, will it still be a legally binding document?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 23rd, 2011 at 6:35 am

Dying Without a Will, YouTube Takedown Notices, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/22/11

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What is the best way to “question” yourself if you are acting as your own attorney in family court? How do you make sure you get to tell your side of the story?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 26th, 2011 at 6:02 am

Idea Versus Expression: What is Protected by IP Laws (And Who Can You Trust to Tell You)?

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The laws protecting intellectual property (“IP”) are some of the more-often misunderstood in the US—very often, people don’t know whether they have something that needs copyright, trademark or patent protection, or some combination of the three. And, equally often, they don’t know whether what they have is protectable at all. While each area of IP […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

June 13th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

What If a Competitor Steals My Idea?

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What do you do when someone steals your great idea? Ramon M. Gonzalez, Esq. discusses what to consider and how to stop someone from using your intellectual property. Did you know we have a whole library of videos, including more tips from attorneys? Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 23rd, 2011 at 6:18 am

Trademark Battle Over Heart Attack Sandwiches

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An iconic Manhattan deli is asking a New York federal district court to protect its right to offer high-fat, high-calorie sandwiches to its customers and to actually tout the health risks that come as a free side. The 2nd Avenue Deli, an East Village institution serving kosher eats since 1954, filed the complaint (PDF) for […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 12th, 2011 at 11:22 am

Constitutional Law and the Osama Bin Laden Killing, Plus More Legal Answers – Free Joe Friday 5/6/11

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How do you go about legally improving a product that is already out there. I found a product for humans that I wish to change somewhat and use for animals. How does one go about this?

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