Q & A – Is fan fiction copyright infringement?

Q & A – Is fan fiction copyright infringement?

Link to the original post on Quora! Q: If I write a fanfic of original content and private messaged to a friend instead of posting it online, is it still an infringement of copyright? I’m new to writing and I think my fanfic is too close to the original, and a lot of...
3 (very good) reasons you should get video game patents

3 (very good) reasons you should get video game patents

Design patents can protect your UX/UI. The fastest growing segment of design patent filings is in the UX/UI space. If you’re serious about protecting your video game and your user experience, you need to think carefully about protecting all its original aspects. It...

What is the trademark use requirement?

The trademark use requirement divides applications into two different types: “intent to use” and “actual use.” Whether you need to file an intent to use application or an actual use application depends on your “date of first use in commerce.” As with any legal...

What’s a valid trademark specimen?

Trademark Specimen – How To Do It Right (But Seriously, Talk To a Lawyer) It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so it’s high time I post yet another short blog entry that virtually no one will read! Let’s talk about trademark specimens....

How much does it cost to get a patent?

The cost to get a patent really varies. Let’s get into why. As a preliminary note, this post is focused on utility patents, not on provisional patent applications or design patents. The cost to get a patent as described in this post are ballpark figures only....