Intellectual property (IP) is a unique product of human invention and creativity. There are two broad categories of IP: industrial property and copyrights. Industrial property is the umbrella term that includes trademarks and patents. Broadly, intellectual property protection allows an individual or corporation to prevent others from using IP in an unauthorized manner, or in some cases, using IP that is confusingly similar to what has been protected. Each of the three main categories of IP have different key characteristics and processes as well as rules for obtaining protection.
When I was still a practicing attorney, I sat down to brainstorm business ideas for the legal technology company I wanted to start. The very first thing I wrote on my legal pad was “customer service.” As ideas for the business became clearer and better developed, “customer service” became retraced so much that eventually the indentions showed up on the next several pages of the pad. Every idea I had ultimately came back to customer service being the key differentiator between my company and the competition.
If you're wondering what kind of shindigs are happening around INTA, you're in luck. Welcome to your one-stop guide to all the best events happening around INTA 2017! Our CEO, Legal Product Manager, and others from the Alt Legal team will be available at booth D84 & 86 to chat. If you'd like to secure a time, feel free to schedule your demo here.
This lawsuit goes to 11. The rock gods behind one of the most well-known mockumentaries are seeking $400 million for their part in the film.
In preparation for Easter, Americans were estimated to spend $2.6 billion on candy. One popular Easter candy is Jelly Beans, and their mass production wouldn't have been possible without these patents and trademarks.
Would humanity be better off without intellectual property? This is a question people were mulling over in 1837 when the New York intelligentsia was pushing for international copyright laws.
The Terminator is destroying Hollywood copyright grants. Well, sort of.
The 9th Circuit reversed a federal judge who had found that content streamers could be "cable system" eligible for compulsory licenses.
Alt Legal presents the newest episode of Alt Trademarks, a biweekly podcast hosted by Hannah Samendinger. Alt Trademarks discusses the latest news in trademark law, features interviews with prominent trademark professionals, and contemplates the issues trademark professionals face.
Alt Legal is thrilled to announce that it is sponsoring "On Your Marks: Frontline Issues in Trademark and Advertising Law," a professional development and CLE program by the New York City Bar Association. The program is on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Benvinguts a Barcelona! INTA’s 2017 annual conference will take place from May 20-24 in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan Catalonian capital. With over 9,000 attendees already registered, the event is sure to be another excellent networking opportunity. Our CEO, our legal product manager, and others from Alt Legal will be at booth D84/86.
Brace yourselves. Women are here (and not just for the winter—WOOHOO!). Women’s day is one of our favorite holidays because women and girls around the world collectively declare love for our sisters from other misters. The world marches today and takes sexism head-on, except in China, where the men can be found hiking in heels. Here at Alt Legal, we recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural achievements and the continuing contributions made by women. Best of all, we practice what we preach. Alt Legal, an IP docketing software company, is led by a team that is committed to developing a diverse culture that is fair, inclusive, and rewarding.
Alt Legal presents the newest episode of Alt Trademarks, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Hannah Samendinger. Alt Trademarks discusses the latest news in trademark law, features interviews with prominent trademark professionals, and contemplates the issues trademark professionals face.
Alt Legal recently collaborated with World Trademark Review to publish a study of global IP offices. "Registries Transformed – the world’s most innovative IP offices revealed" was published in the April/May 2017 issue of the magazine.
Waymo, operated by Google's parent company Alphabet, is suing Uber and its subsidiary Otto over the alleged digital theft of IP (14,000 confidential files to be exact).