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FASHION DESIGN PROTECTION – DOES IT EXIST?

What can designers do?

Fashion designers have been fighting for years to convince lawmakers to provide fashion designs the same protections that are afforded other articles of intellectual property, such as books, music and movies. The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA) introduced on August 5, 2010 may offer some protection if passed. Under […]

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SHOULD I TRADEMARK MY BUSINESS NAME?

Registering your business name as a trademark is important, but not urgent.

Save money by registering it before it is urgent.

When you get a federal trademark you make it:
1) easier to prove you own the name when the time comes to enforce your rights
2) harder for others to challenge your trademark
3) easier for […]

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WAITING ON THE SEC . . .

Last year, as part of its “JOBS Act” (Pub. Law 112-106, 4/5/12), Congress directed the SEC to amend its very popular Rule 506 by removing the long-standing prohibition on public solicitation and advertising in private offerings of securities.

This was a stupendous change. Small companies seeking outside investor financing must qualify for exemption from expensive federal […]

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HOW DO YOU PROMOTE YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK ?

When a client is self-publishing a book and asks me to review agreements, the one question that usually comes up after all the legal work is done is “how do I promote my self-published book?” Now most folks
who are self-publishing do not have the budget to hire a publicity agent and doing a few book […]

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