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When copyrighted material is used illegally

Business owners, as well as creative individuals, choose to copyright various kinds of work to ensure that their efforts are not misused by others. Unfortunately, copyrighted material is used in violation of the law far too often. Moreover, those who disregard copyright law have even more avenues to carry out this offense in the digital age. When copyrighted material is stolen, it can have an impact on copyright holders in a way that extends beyond financial loss. In some instances, opportunities may be squandered and those whose rights were violated may experience emotional distress.

What is a trademark?

From litigation over allegations of copyright infringement to registering a trademark, a number of legal issues may arise when it comes to intellectual property. However, it's important for business owners to have a clear understanding of the different terms and how they are defined according to the law. For example, some business owners may wonder what a trademark is and it is vital to find answers to these types of questions.

Addressing the theft of trade secrets

By standing up for your rights, you could be able to gain peace of mind when violators are held liable and protect your business as well. If you head over to our website's intellectual property section, you will be able to go through even more types of intellectual property matters that are related to the theft of trade secrets.

Registering and protecting a trademark

Whether you run a business or are an individual who has created something that you want to safeguard, securing a trademark can be incredibly important. However, some people are unsure of which steps need to be taken or do not have a full understanding of their rights if they believe that someone has infringed upon their trademark later on. Codispoti & Associates is very familiar with the different types of challenges and questions that people across New York City have when it comes to trademark issues.

Handling an intellectual property issue

When it comes to intellectual property, there are a wide variety of issues that can arise. For example, you may be interested in registering your trademark or obtaining a copyright. Or, you could believe that your rights were violated and be in the middle of an intellectual property dispute. At Codispoti & Associates, we are aware of the different challenges that people and businesses in New York face when it comes to intellectual property matters. As a result, it is imperative for you to take the correct approach.

How Mickey Mouse has impacted copyright protections

Artists and writers in New York understand the importance of copyright protection. The unauthorized use of original creations can cost money that the artist or writer has worked very hard to earn. Content creators who take advantage of modern copyright laws may not realize it, but may have a famous mouse to thank for the duration of the protection they enjoy.

Types of intellectual property

If you are the owner of intellectual property in New York, it is essential to make sure your rights are protected. At Codispoti & Associates, PC, we want to be sure that you understand your rights, which include registration, maintenance and protection. That starts with knowing what intellectual property you own.

Hollywood praises copyright bill, but is it good for business?

Hollywood does not always get the best reputation when it comes to looking out for the needs of the rest of the country. Although many enjoy the creative offerings of this industry, from music to movies, few can relate with their business models.

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