Archive for March, 2011

Why You Shouldn’t Assume Public Domain

March 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Why You Shouldn’t Assume Public Domain

Why you shouldn’t assume what you think is “old” or “folk” or “governement” is public domain. READ HERE about the Kookaburra case that cost Men at Work, an Australian band,  5% royalities to the Australian Girl Gudes for “Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree.”

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Sarah Palin’s Botched Trademark

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sarah Palin’s Botched Trademark

Did Sarah Palin botch her Trademark Application? Last month it was reported that Sarah and Bristol Palin were rejected on their trademark applications because they did not sign the application.   An applicant may sign electronically or by attorney by checking a box and filling in the box /name/ and the date and relationship of signature.  […]

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Guidelines for Marketing to Children

March 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
Guidelines for Marketing to Children

by Corey May, M.S., Bar Certified Paralegal The turning point in 1990 was The Children’s Television Act (CTA).  CARU Children’s Advertising Review Unit recommends that advertisements should not mislead children about the product, its performance or nutritional value.  CARU has stated that the visual impression that children receive from the majority of advertising is as […]

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