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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...
Pro Surfers Should Trademark Their Names

Pro Surfers Should Trademark Their Names

Or: Kelly Slater Trademarked His Name and So Should You Surfers are notoriously easy going. Passion for the sport come before exploitation for monetary gain. But if you’re serious about a career in surfing, you need to be serious about protecting yourself. When you...
Q & A – Can I register an acronym as a trademark?

Q & A – Can I register an acronym as a trademark?

I often answer questions on Quora — I’ll be posting them on my site as a part of an ongoing Q&A to help you understand the basics of intellectual property. Q: Can acronyms get trademark protection? For example, “BMW” which stands for...