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Protecting your intellectual property from hackers

You can take all available legal steps to help prevent the theft of your intellectual property, including requiring employees, vendors and clients to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs). You can limit access to those required to have it. However, these days, your biggest intellectual property theft threat may come from hackers.

Why punctuation matters in trademark applications

Your grade school teachers were right when they said that punctuation matters -- at least if you're applying for a trademark. One young woman learned that the hard way after her trademark application for a make-up kit was rejected last month by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Supreme Court rules on copyright infringement recovery

Can a copyright owner recover money in civil court for an infringement to that copyright even if that infringement occurred before they register it with the Copyright Office? After they register it, can they seek recovery for infringement prior to the registration?

Know how to protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property can include almost any kind of creation, from artistic works to designs, symbols or names used in commerce. Your intellectual property is protected by law through patents, copyrights or trademarks, depending on the kind of intellectual property you've created.

3 tips for protecting at-risk intellectual property

Research and development are an important part of a business's work. During research and development phases, new medications, products and even foods are created for consumers. R&D has the potential to set up a company for success, but if the intellectual property isn't protected well, it could be exposed and cause unnecessary risk to the company.

Jaguars battle with former player over 'Sacksonville' trademark

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars know the term "Sacksonville." It originated last season when the team's defensive line had 10 sacks during its first game. The Jaguars went on to have more sacks than all but one other team in the league during the season.

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