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Domain Names Disputes and Delays at WIPO

Last month, attorney Courtney Reigel attended a webinar addressing ongoing delays at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  Specifically, the webinar discussed the increase in the overall number of Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints WIPO has received since the ...
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Copyright Fair Use Cases that aren’t Google v. Oracle

Fair use is a common yet complicated defense against copyright infringement. And it can be difficult to predict the outcome. Content creators often creatively transform existing copyrighted material for purposes like commentary, criticism, research, or education. Because such use of ...
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/ Copyright

Hidden Risks of the Side Hustle

If you’ve ever searched online for ways to make extra money, you’ve likely come across a multitude of “side-hustles.” The side hustle has become an increasingly trendy topic, especially with the recent changes in remote work. These ways of increasing ...
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Intellectual Property of the Galaxy Far Far Away

May the 4th Be With You Any casual fan of Star Wars would assume the that the words “Star Wars” are registered trademarks. What many people may not realize is just how much of the galaxy is protected intellectual property ...
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/ Copyright, Trademarks

Earth Day 2021: Protect the Earth, Protect Your Work

The first Earth Day took place in 1970, with organized groups in Los Angeles, Chicago, and many other American cities. Founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, this now global event helped launch the modern environmental activism movement. Over the past ...
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IP Strategies for Your Online Business

Transitioning into an online business may feel daunting. From operations to technology, there are so many potentially new processes. Business owners currently operating online can also benefit from a review of their operations and how they can best protect their ...
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Protect Your Brew: National Beer Day and IP

It’s no secret that Virginia loves a good brew. Virginia boasts an impressive selection of craft breweries and cideries, with more than 30 breweries in Richmond alone! But, did you know that several other states have an even higher proportion ...
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Are Your Domain Names Protected?

As use of generic top level domain names (gTLDs) grows, so does the risk of trademark infringement. When the original gTLDs were released, one strategy for fighting infringement was the use of domain blocking services. Sunrise B (SRB) refers to ...
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/ Trade Secrets

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the Trademark Way

Although St. Patrick himself is steeped in hundreds of years of legend, there are a few remaining things that we know today. Many scholars credit him with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. We celebrate him on the 17th of ...
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Virginia Becomes 2nd State to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

On March 2nd, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), making Virginia the second state to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation.  The new law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023, combines concepts ...
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2021 JOLT Symposium: Emerging Technology in Law

Rina Van Orden recently attended the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law & Technology Spring Symposium. The event focused on “Emerging Technology in Law” and included topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and bridging the access gap. One panel covered ...
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How We Read Across America

Today, March 2nd, marks National Read Across America Day. This day celebrates and stands as a reminder of how important it is for children and teens to read. In honor of this celebration of reading, our team brainstormed some of ...
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