Understanding Intellectual Property Law

January 5, 2017 | Charles Bowen

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.

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Topics: trademarks, intellectual property

What Rights Do You Have in Images of Yourself?

September 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

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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Topics: trademarks, Copyright Law

What is Not a Trademark?

December 21, 2015 | Charles Bowen

Image used with permission by https://www.flickr.com/photos/businesssarah/

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Topics: Starting a Business in Georgia, Georgia Entertainment Law, Georgia Law for Small Businesses and Startups, trademarks

The Bowen Law Group Releases Brand New E-Book

December 14, 2015 | Charles Bowen

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.

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Topics: Georgia Law for Small Businesses and Startups, trademarks