• New Copyright Case Highlights Issues Relevant to Photographers

    Stacy J Grossman

    Absent timely registration, a copyright owner is simply entitled to actual damages, which are difficult and expensive to prove. And unfortunately, in the case of an unregistered photograph, the cost of litigation almost always outweighs the potential recovery. Photographer Co Rentmeester begs to differ.

  • Top 5 Mistakes Brand Owners Make When Filing Their Own Trademark Applications

    Stacy J Grossman

    Faced with monetary constraints, many individuals and businesses apply to register trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office without seeking legal advice. While sometimes successful and without incident, entrepreneurs frequently make mistakes when managing the trademark application process on their own. This article looks at the top five mistakes....more

  • Trademark Profiteering

    Stacy J Grossman

    We like to think of the United States as the land of opportunity, and especially hospitable to entrepreneurs. We like to think that anyone with vision and drive can become a successful businessperson. Sometimes, however, vision and drive can take a distasteful turn, especially when seeming entrepreneurs attempt to capitalize on terror attacks and national tragedies....more

  • Charlie Hebdo and The First Amendment

    Stacy J Grossman

    Yesterday’s attack in Paris is upsetting and frightening because it wasn’t a random act of terrorism: people were targeted and executed for exercising their right to free expression. As a result, free speech around the world has been and will continue to be chilled. ...more

  • The Interview: Cyber Attacks and The First Amendment

    Stacy J Grossman

    The fallout from a massive cyber attack on Sony in November escalated tremendously this week. After exposing embarrassing emails and confidential company information, the hackers threatened to attack cinemas slated to show the film The Interview. Sony decided not to release the film - raising big First Amendment concerns....more

  • Frozen - An IP Fairy Tale

    Stacy J Grossman

    On this especially cold day in the Northeast, my thoughts are on the coming winter. And winter reminds me of the cold, and of feeling frozen. And the word frozen reminds me of Disney’s Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all-time ...more