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Michael Steger On the RGG EDU Podcast

Michael Steger appears with Joe Naylor, the CEO of ImageRights International, to discuss copyright issues in photography, on Season 5 of the RGG EDU Podcast: RGG EDU Podcast Season 5 During this podcast Mr. Naylor and Mr. Steger discuss the requirements for registering copyrights, best practices for protecting copyrights and how to pursue infringers.  Use Code SEASON5 for a discount on any RGG EDU tutorial through...

Trademark, Service Mark — What’s the Difference?

“It makes no difference, night or day.  The shadow never seems to fade away.”  — The Band A potential client recently asked how is a service mark different from a trademark?  This is a common question we receive. A trademark is anything that is used to identify the source of goods or services.  Trademarks can consist of words, slogans, designs (logos), sounds or even scents.  Prominent...

Beware of International Trademark Scams

You file a trademark application for your business.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registers your trademark.  Shortly after you receive your certificate of registration you receive a sort-of official looking letter from some organization offering to register your trademark “internationally” for a hefty fee.  This organization has some combination of words including “international”,...

The Panama Papers and New York’s Pointless LLC Publication Rule

In mid-2016, the “Panama Papers” were leaked to a consortium of news organizations.  This cache of 11.5 million documents, leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, revealed a web of tens of thousands of shell companies set up in tax havens, most of which were used to conceal assets or avoid taxes.  The disclosures included links to over 3,500 known criminals, then-British prime minister...

“The Founder” Shows the Value of Trademarks for Growing Businesses

In the new film “The Founder” Michael Keaton’s Ray Kroc takes the concept for an efficient, high quality low cost diner with a limited menu and, through his relentless drive, expands it into the world’s biggest restaurant chain. In franchising the original concept developed by the brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, Kroc created the world’s most successful — and lucrative —...

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