Protecting Content & Inventions
You can’t patent an idea, and other lessons from the First Annual Patent Bootcamp at the University of Arkansas School of Law
Last week, I was honored to give the keynote at the First Annual Patent Bootcamp for Women and Minorities in STEM at the University of Arkansas. This article outlines three lessons from the bootcamp that I share in this article.
It is exciting to invent something new and see it become an issued patent and a product on the marketplace. If you need to find a patent lawyer to help you do this, read this article first for some strategies on finding a good one without breaking the bank.
The patent process can be a very confusing one for new inventors. There are a lot of steps, deadlines, and conversations. This article aims to share the fundamental steps inventors need to prepare for if they go this route.
NEW STUFF AND IMPROVEMENTS ON OLD STUFF. I love inventions and innovation. Like, LOVE love. So much so that I actually own a set of inventor trading cards (I know, nerd much?). One of the reasons I settled on intellectual property law after law school was because of...
As I've written about elsewhere, the three requirements for trademark protection are use, distinctiveness, and non-functionality. The requirement of "use" seems easy enough, because "use" is a common word that everybody knows and understands, right? These...
One step between creating content and monetizing content, for many creatives, is protecting that content. This article walks through how content creators can begin to identify where they have valuable copyrighted work.
Trademark law is pretty convoluted these days, which makes it hard to know where to start thinking about protection and registration. Without getting too complicated, I’d like to explain the three ways you can protect your trademarks.
For many business owners and entrepreneurs, one of the first decisions is what to name the new business, service, or product you'll be selling. This name plays an important role in your business because it's one of the first things your customers or clients will come...
I love creatives and creators. They are constantly pushing boundaries, developing things the world has never seen, and sharing their talents with the rest of us. Some are so committed to sharing their work with the world via social media and other platforms that they don’t stop to assess the value of their work or how to immediately monetize it. In the words of Jay Z, every creator should consider themselves a business, man, and this post outlines how to identify the value in new creations.
Beyoncé Put on a Clinic for Content Creators Today: 3 Lessons from #BeyonceHomecoming and #Beychella
As many of us were minding our own business in the wee hours of Wednesday, April 17, Mrs. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was preparing to come for all of our necks, edges, and lives with the release both a 137-minute documentary and concert film, titled Homecoming, AND a live album featuring songs from the concert, aptly titled Homecoming: The Live Album. As I was watching all of this transpire, it made me think a lot about content creation and how masterfully Beyoncé was using and re-using hers. HIt the link for three lessons I see for content creators from Professor Knowles-Carter.