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OZ: The Great and Legal

Sam Raimi, director of the new film “Oz: The Great and Powerful” is being very careful not to infringe on the rights of the 1939 classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” even though the movie is supposed to be a prequel. He was told that anything unique to the movie that was not in L....

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Business Piracy of Intellectual Property

Business piracy is the unauthorized use of intellectual property owned by a business. Business piracy is stealing. Theft of intellectual property costs businesses in Florida and throughout the United States billions of dollars per year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). On their website they state that intellectual property theft is the top...

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Google Loses Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Google recently lost an infringement lawsuit regarding a patent that most people wouldn’t think of as being intellectual property: a filtering technology that generates online advertising based on search terms. Vringo, Inc. was awarded over $30 million for Google and four co-defendants’ – AOL Inc., IAC/InterActiveCorp, Target Corporation and Gannett Co Inc. – infringements on...

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Avoid Infringing on Someone Else’s Trademark

Avoid Infringing on Someone Else’s Trademark: It is important when thinking about trademarking your business, logo, product or any other trademark-able item, that you make sure you do not infringe on someone else’s trademark. There are some simple steps to take to protect yourself from the costly mistakes of infringement. Four simple steps that Boyer...

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You Need an Attorney to Protect Your Property

You Need an Attorney to Protect Your Property: With the recent news of PIPA (Protection of Intellectual Property Act) and SIPA (Stop Internet Piracy Act) being shelved by the United States Congress, many people may wonder what they can do to protect their intellectual property. Whether you are creating new products or improving on inventions...

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The International Trademark

Are you wondering how to get your slogan or logo trademarked internationally? Well Boyer Law Firm can help. There are different ways an international trademark can be applied for: 1. Through the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, 2. Through the desired country directly, and 3. Through an 3rd party company. A trademark is a name,...