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U.S. Supreme Court decision may impact your copyright registration strategy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that copyright owners may now only file suit only after a copyright registration issues for the work in question. This ruling reverses the view previously held in certain federal circuits, including the 4th ...
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/ Copyright

Data Privacy

Data Privacy For businesses, data privacy and protection has become an important aspect of everyday operations.  Data breaches, such as those seen in the news at large companies including Target and Equifax, can result in costly regulatory compliance requirements and ...
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/ IP & the Internet, Privacy

Public Domain Day 2019

Happy New Year, Gavin Law followers! Some people think the most wonderful time of the year is Christmas, but starting 2019, we are going to receive gifts every January 1st.  Why is that, you ask? Previously copyrighted works are starting ...
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/ Copyright

Music Modernization Part III

Concluding our coverage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), this article explores the final Title III of the bill, the “Allocation for Music Products Act” or AMP Act. (To read more about the bill generally, visit the prior blogs Title I ...
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/ Copyright

Music Modernization Act Part II

Continuing our coverage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), this article explores Title II of the bill, the “Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society Act” or CLASSICS Act. (To read more about the bill generally ...
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/ Copyright

Music Modernization Act Part I

On September 25, 2018, the Senate unanimously approved the Music Modernization Act (MMA), now called the “Orrin Hatch Music Modernization Act” (H.R. 1551). Along with being unique for receiving unanimous approval from the House of Representatives and the Senate, the ...
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/ Copyright

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Trademark Law

GLO readers, did you take advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Millions shop, billions have been spent, and businesses may be thinking of ways to use “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” to promote the sales that their ...
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/ IP & the Internet, Trademarks

Trails & Shores

Meet Gavin Law Offices Client: Meade Fitzgerald, Owner of Trails & Shores. Trails & Shores is an outdoor-themed apparel company established in 2016. They are a team of outdoor enthusiasts with professional experience in the design, print, and apparel industry ...
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/ Business, IP & the Internet

Idea-Expression Pumpkin Contest

Happy October, friends of Gavin Law!  This month we want to educate you guys about something near and dear… to the heart of copyright law- the idea-expression dichotomy!  I see your eyes have glazed over.  Keep reading, there are pumpkins ...
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/ Copyright

The Intersection of Trademarks and Art

Written by: Mari Kat Gavin Art and intellectual property law intersect in many obvious ways—intellectual property is, after all, the protection of human creation. However, copyright normally gets a lot of the spotlight. There is art in trademark law, don’t ...
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/ Trademarks

Gavin Networking in Scott’s Addition

Gavin Law Offices would like to thank Dominion Payroll, one of our trusted vendors, for inviting us to the SpeakUp 5K rally. Mari Kat and Katie had a BLAST supporting this local worthwhile cause. We firmly believe in the mission ...
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/ Business, Practice Developments

Fred Freeman at July Encorepreneur

Our Gavin lawyer, Fred Freeman, was out and about in the Richmond community at the July Encorepreneur. Fred says, "I found the most recent Encorepreneur presentation, hosted by attorney Gary LeClair of LeClair Ryan, to be one of the more ...
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/ Business, Practice Developments