Howard Zaharoff Quoted in New Authors Alliance Guide: Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts

Intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff was interviewed for the new Authors Alliance guide, Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts. As publication contracts can contain complex contract language and copyright law, the guide aims to assist authors in reviewing these contracts by identifying clauses that frequently appear in contracts, explaining what the terms mean, and presenting strategies …

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Creating a Strong Trademark: Key Considerations

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that is used in conjunction with, and to identify the source of, goods or services in the marketplace (e.g., brand names and logos). A service mark is a form of trademark that applies to services instead of physical products. Most people are more familiar with the …

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Amanda Schreyer Speaking on MCLE Program: Doing Business Online

Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will be speaking on the MCLE program Doing Business Online: Anticipating and handling the evolving and unique challenges in the internet age on October 18 at 2pm. The program will analyze the risks and opportunities deriving from an online business presence, including both the protection and risk relating to intellectual property …

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TTAB Rules Multicolored Trademarks on Product Packaging Are Never Inherently Distinctive

As we enter into fall, the leaves on the trees will soon be multicolored. They are sure to be inherently distinctive, with each tree being a unique creation. But as patent and trademark attorney Sean Detweiler explains in his new article Multicolored Leaves More Inherently Distinctive than Multicolored Trademarks, multicolored trademarks do not get the …

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Patents and Pumpkins: Hidden Soft Spots Can Ruin Them Both

    Imagine: you arrive at the pumpkin patch and see the perfectly shaped, perfectly orange pumpkin for which you’ve been searching. Envisioning the amazing jack-o-lantern you’ll create from this perfection, you snatch it from among the vines – only to find the bottom soft and mushy from mildew! There may not be many ways …

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Stan Chalvire Participating in IP Licensing Workshop at Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Law School will hold an Intellectual Property Licensing Workshop, where attendees will acquire proven skills to maximize the value of the licenses they negotiate. Intellectual property attorney Stan Chalvire, who has extensive experience in the licensing of IP, will serve as one of the faculty members for the workshop. Participants will negotiate a …

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Attorneys Earn IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional Credentials

   Jamie Dalton and Ryan Perry have earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The …

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As the Trade Show Season Ramps Up, Don’t Forget to Harvest Your Patentable Inventions Before Heading to the Show

On July 27, 2018, in GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a sales catalog distributed at a dealer trade show not open to the general public was publicly accessible and therefore qualified as a prior art printed publication under 35 U.S.C. Section 102(b) (2018 WL 3596007 …

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Improved Forecast for IP Harvest: Gathering Seeds from USPTO Memo on Vanda

    Following the Federal Circuit’s decision in Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a memo to the patent examination corps clarifying the patent eligibility of certain method of treatment claims. In particular, the USPTO’s guidance clarifies that method of treatment claims which …

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Howard Zaharoff Unveils the Key to Successful Writing Collaborations in Writer’s Digest 

In his new article for Writer's Digest, Howard Zaharoff discusses why a contract is crucial to successful collaborative writing, from an equal co-authorship to a ghostwritten autobiography. He notes that a good contract is clear about who has what roles, how rights and burdens are shared, and how to unwind the project if things implode. For details …

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