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Keeping your intellectual property safe from thieves

How does my work end up in the public domain?

Can you trademark a dance?

Fortnite has been in the news a lot lately, and not just for its popularity among kids. This game has drawn the ire of some celebrities who claim that the game's creators have incorporated dances they made famous without splitting the epic proceeds the game has garnered so far. The Cheat Sheet explains whether you can actually trademark a dance.

Taking steps to safeguard your brand

Your trademark is a word, symbol or phrase that encourages your California brand's recognition. An effective mark quickly identifies products and services as your property and provides a focal point for marketing and advertising. The attorneys at Wang IP Law Group, P.C. specialize in intellectual property law and customize strategies based on each client's needs.

When is misappropriation a crime?

If you own intellectual property rights in California, you have to stay on top of them to ensure nobody is using your intellectual property illegally. If you find someone violating your rights, then you can take them to court. Most of the time, this is a civil matter. That simply means you can sue for damages and the court punishes the person by making him or her pay you. However, according to StopFakes.gov, there are some cases where intellectual property rights violations are criminal in nature.

How can I safeguard my intellectual property?

As a successful California business, it's crucial that you protect valuable information that makes your company all that it is. This is especially true when it comes to intellectual property (IP), which can cause quite a few problems should it fall into the wrong hands. To ensure your IP remains safe, Forbes offers the following information.

Horizontal agreements that could hinder your company's success

When you are looking for new ways to make your company competitive in your industry, one of the methods you may choose is to collaborate with other competitors to achieve a broader purpose. At Wang IP Law Group, we have helped many of our clients in California to work their way through complex business litigation. 

False advertising as a deceptive trade practice

Starting and growing a business in California is challenging and time-consuming. One way many businesses attract customers is through different forms of advertising. Unfortunately, some companies use misleading information, or even outright lies, to gain unfair competition over others. The good news is there are both federal and state laws that prohibit this type of deceptive trade practice, and businesses can take legal action if they are a victim of these false ads.  

What is the Madrid Protocol?

Protecting your intellectual property can be difficult. This is especially true when you are dealing with securing worldwide protection. When it comes to trademarks, the process has been made easier by the Madrid Protocol. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Madrid Protocol is an agreement of multiple countries to honor applications through one single general form.

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