The rationale behind offering legal protection to “intellectual property” is simple: to encourage people to engage in creative works by making sure the creator is able to both maintain control over and profit from their creations. Almost any original creative idea is eligible for some type of legal protection, whether copyright, patent or trademark.
I was recently interviewed on Fox 28 about the reasonable expectation of privacy when Councilwoman Johnson filed a legal action after being photographed in public. This article gives some a more detailed explanation of a person’s right to his or her likeness when photographed in public.
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The eBook, entitled “The Little Book of Trademark Law for Startups and Small Businesses,” provides owners with an easy-to-read legal resource about building and fostering a good reputation. A brand can make or break a new business, and the process of creating, developing, and protecting that brand is a crucial step in the development of a company. However, business owners and operators don’t always understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and that’s where the eBook comes in.