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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...

What is the trademark use requirement?

The trademark use requirement divides applications into two different types: “intent to use” and “actual use.” Whether you need to file an intent to use application or an actual use application depends on your “date of first use in commerce.” As with any legal...