At the Wang IP Law Group, P.C., we know that apps are used by nearly everyone in California and elsewhere - from the phone game you play while waiting for your coffee to brew to the program you open to check your bank account. We also know that, like other forms of intellectual property, apps can be infringed upon.
Smart business principals and start-up entrepreneurs in California and elsewhere routinely emphasize forward movement. They do so for obvious reasons, of course. They know that expanding their operations and market reach cannot be accomplished without constant innovation.
Actively protecting classified intellectual property is one of the most highly-prioritized tasks for many organizations in California. The loss of sensitive information can expose a company's unique strategies and could ultimately destroy their success. Patents for one, are a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and businesses alike to utilize in their efforts to protect their product from being copied by other entities.
It is common for some parties to use the text, pictures or logos of a California company while claiming that their depiction is intended to be humorous and thus perfectly legal. However, that might not always be the case, so if you find your IP being used by another party in this manner, you should understand how copyright law looks at works that are considered parodies and satires to see if you have a case.