Online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay, and online app retailers such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are increasingly a primary channel of revenue for goods resellers and software app developers. However, sellers whose accounts have been suspended, terminated, or otherwise disabled may find themselves without legal recourse to challenge actions that can significantly affect their livelihood.
I was interviewed by Bert Martinez on Money for Lunch on the Value of a Trademark Portfolio! Continue reading
Most photographers understand that a watermark can combat online infringement by obscuring an image, but many do not know that watermarking and copyright metadata can also improve an artist’s legal position in cases of online infringement. Continue reading
Most copyright owners know that if copyrighted content is posted on the web without permission, a DMCA takedown notice can be used to get the content taken down, but what can a copyright owner do if the website owner’s identity is concealed or unknown? Continue reading
Trademark rights and domain name ownership overlap in many ways, but they are not the same thing. Domain name ownership does not necessarily establish trademark rights, and trademark ownership does not necessarily give you the right to own the corresponding domain name. Continue reading