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The Legal Equivalents Test: Bollywood and Hollywood

April 28, 2010 by · Comments Off
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The Legal Equivalents Test:  Bollywood and Hollywood Emily Whitaker, William and Mary intern When Nielsen Business Media, Inc. filed two intent-to-use applications for the mark THE BOLLYWOOD REPORTER, the USPTO refused the registration because the mark was deemed “merely descriptive.”  Nielsen Media protested this refusal, and the TTAB made its ruling on January 28th (in [...]

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Library of Congress to Archive Twitter

April 28, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Emily Whitaker, William and Mary Intern The Library of Congress recently announced that Twitter will join the ranks of historical documents in its archives.  You may be asking yourself, “Why do Tweets deserve a spot next to historic newspaper articles, letters, and photographs?”  When the Library made its announcement [...]

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WIPO Materials for Inventors and Entrepreneurs

April 23, 2010 by · Comments Off
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The World Intellectual Property Organization provides a number of free publications to aid small and medium-sized enterprises.  The Four Part Intellectual Property for Business Series is especially helpful, with handbooks on trademarks, industrial design, patents, and copyrights.  Click on the links below to open the PDF files: 1. Making a Mark:  An Introduction to Trademarks [...]

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Virginia Matchmaking for Investors and Entrepreneurs

April 21, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Richmond Venture Forum Are you, or someone you know, thinking of starting a business? Do you want to get your existing business on the right track to accelerated growth? Is your company successful enough that you’re starting to think about your exit strategy? The Venture Forum’s Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, April 30, 2010 at Capital One [...]

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Top 10 Mistakes that Inventors Make

April 14, 2010 by · Comments Off
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I am in my fifth decade of life and have made plenty of mistakes.  I’m sure that I’ll make plenty more.  That’s OK.  What matters is that I keep getting up and believe that what I am doing has a purpose.  What follows is my opinion and is not meant to provide legal advice.  It [...]

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