Can I Use That Nasty Trademark?

Can you successfully file for and receive a trademark on a name that is disparaging to an ethnic minority group? If you think you know the answer to this question, think again…

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Game Mods and Car Hacks Now Legal Under Copyright Law

The US Copyright Office (which is part of the Library of Congress) recently adopted new guidelines on types of activities that won’t be considered illegal under US copyright law. Find out about the game hacks and car hacks that are now allowed under copyright law.

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Are 3D-Printed Human Organs Patentable?

Are human organs patentable… if they are created using a 3D printer? Printed body parts are not a thing of the future. They are a lucrative industry of today. But the question remains, under current US patent law, is it possible to patent a “manufactured” body part? The ultimate answer to this question will no doubt have a huge impact on the organ market, affecting not only who will have access but also how much it will cost.

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Judge Slams LMFAO, Says Lyrics Not Fresh

Rapper Rick Ross sued LMFAO and the car company, Kia, for copyright infringement in 2013 for using phrases in their hit song “Party Rock Anthem,” claiming that LMFAO wrongfully copied from Ross’s hit song “Hustlin.” A federal court judge in Florida has made a significant ruling in the case on the issue of fair use. Was LMFAO’s use of the phrases, “everyday I’m shuffling,” and “every day I’m hustlin’,” “fair use,” and therefore protected use, under copyright law?

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