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Verna Law Video Blog #9:  Victory.  Verna Law has achieved a few excellent settlements for defendants of trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits this month.

Verna Law Video Blog #9: Victory. Verna Law has achieved a few excellent settlements for defendants of trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits this month.

When I first settled a trademark infringement suit for about $20,000, I thought I did a great job. The client did have to change the trademark and did have to send the excess product to a company to destroy the products, but I still thought it was a great settlement...

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Public Performance of a Copyrighted Work

There seems to be a dichotomy when it comes to different media and how they are publicly performed in the Copyright Act in the United States. Why? In any medium, the public performance of a copyrighted work without permission or a license is copyright infringement as...

New Fees for the Library of Congress Copyright Office as of March 20, 2020

Despite the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the world, the intellectual property system of the United States marches on. That includes the increase of new fees at the Library of Congress' Copyright Office. Remember, it is important to...

Video blog 27: How is the Novel Coronavirus Impacting the Intellectual Property System?

Verna Law, P.C. currently has cases in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Central District of California, and the Western District of Washington. The Trademark...

Filing Copyrights after Publication

A question came in recently: Can you file music copyrights after the music is released? Let's expand this, because the answer applies to copyrights in all media and in all forms. Can you file a copyright after the work is published? Yes. copyright Why and When File a...