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Name, Image, Likeness in College Sports

Last month marked a long-awaited policy change for many college athletes.  Under new rules issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), student-athletes may now financially benefit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Additionally, new legislation became effective in ...
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Colorado Privacy Act signed into law: Are more state data privacy laws on the horizon?

Courtney, an Associate Attorney at Gavin Law Offices, recently returned from an exciting trip to Colorado.  Her trip came soon after Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (or “CPA”) into law on July 8, 2021.  With Polis’s signature, ...
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Social Media and Your Intellectual Property

Popular social media services such as Facebook and Instagram have billions of active users. In addition to allowing companies to share their personality and brand values, online platforms also function as impressive e-commerce marketplaces. This provides an opportunity for businesses ...
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Women in Food Networking Social

Rina and Elizabeth had a great time at The Savory Grain thanks to CreativeMktGroup and their partners, Real Local RVA, By Jacqui Photography, and The Apple Cart. The Women in Food Networking Social was a hit and it's been amazing ...
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Protecting Your Business’s Various Assets

Businesses today have more types of informational assets than they may initially realize.  These assets include company data, intellectual property, confidential information, and personally identifiable information.  While these categories are related, and in many cases overlap (for example, client lists, ...
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/ Business, Data, Privacy

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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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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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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