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DRAFTING LLC OPERATING AGREEMENTS

A limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement is similar to corporate bylaws in that both types of documents define the terms of how your business will function. The operating agreement sets forth the internal rules for governing a limited liability company, including the respective rights, obligations and duties of its…

10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

How well do you understand intellectual property law? While many people may have a general idea of what patent, copyright and trademark rights protect, it is important to consider when and how they are actually used. Click on the statements below to find out the truth behind ten popular claims…

PROTECTING YOUR TRADEMARK INTERNATIONALLY

As your business continues to grow, it is important to evaluate whether or not your brand extends beyond the country in which you are located. Often times, trademark protection in the United States alone is not enough for companies that currently or are planning do business abroad. Trademarks are national…

MARVEL COMICS AND JACK KIRBY’S ESTATE REACH SETTLEMENT

Marvel Comics and Jack Kirby’s estate reached a settlement this past Friday after a long legal battle over claims to intellectual property rights regarding several popular superhero characters. Kirby, who was responsible for creating the likes of Spider-Man, Captain America, The Hulk and many others, passed away in 1994; however,…

TTAB CANCELS REDSKINS TRADEMARK

While the Washington “Redskins” name and logo remains a controversial topic of debate, a favorable judgment was entered for five Native Americans who filed a joint petition against the NFL franchise with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) back in 2009. The petition called for the cancellation of six…