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Trademarks

Why You Want A Trademark For Gmail Authenticated Brand Logos

Gmail is launching an authenticated brand logo program that will serve a similar role to verified badges on social media, but for emails exchanged through the platform. It is being described as a security feature to help authenticate the source of the communications and attachments that you receive by email. As is true for earning […]

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Right of Publicity

Should You Retain An NIL Lawyer – A Look At Name, Image, And Likeness Law

Have you heard the acronym NIL? It stands for name, image, and likeness. NIL rights are coming to college athletes on July 1, 2021 for the first time ever, and they include all types of publicity rights, which will allow current college athletes to earn money on everything from endorsing products and services, making personal […]

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Gaming Law

What To Look For In A Sports Betting Lawyer – A Guide To Sports Gaming Law

In May 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal law that banned sports betting across the country. The decision in Murphy v. NCAA was a strong one for sports betting operators and sports betting lawyers alike. The highest court in America found that the existing prohibition violated the U.S. Constitution by directly […]

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Copyright

What To Do If A Copyright Troll Sends You A Demand Letter

Has a copyright troll, more broadly referred to as an intellectual property troll, targeted you with a demand indicating that you will be sued if you refuse to pay up a sum of money? Has the copyright troll presented you with a link to some sophisticated software that will easily take your credit card number […]

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NFT Law

Class Action Lawsuit Against Dapper Labs Claims NBA Top Shot Violates Securities Act

On May 12, 2021, a Class Action Complaint was filed against Dapper Labs, Inc. and Roham Gharegozlou in the State of New York. The Complaint alleges that the defendants, who are behind the popular non-fungible token (NFT) platform NBA Top Shot, have violated The Securities Act of 1993 and wrongfully prevented users from withdrawing their […]

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Copyright

What To Do If You’re Sued By Strike 3 Holdings For Copyright Infringement

Have you been sued by or been threatened with being sued by Strike 3 Holdings, LLC? If so, then you are not alone. Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, which has gained a reputation as being a “copyright troll” due to the number of copyright infringement disputes it is involved in, is an adult film producer for […]

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NFT Law

What To Look For In An NFT Lawyer – A Guide To Non-Fungible Token Law

Have you heard the acronym NFT, but do not understand what it means? It stands for non-fungible token. NFTs are unique, they cannot be exchanged with other NFTs, and they are publicly identifiable on the blockchain. We have been asked by many current and potential clients about how NFTs can be used in business, whether […]

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Copyright

What Should You Do If You Receive A SRIPLAW Copyright Demand Letter

If you are on this page, then you may have received a demand letter from the SRIPLAW firm. The SRIPLAW firm, like Higbee & Associates, is known for initiating many disputes against individuals and corporate entities who have allegedly infringed upon the copyrights of their clients. SRIPLAW typically makes a demand to avoid being named […]

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Trademarks

What To Do If Someone Else’s Trademark Registration Is In Your Way

Have you tried to register a trademark or contemplated filing a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office only to find that someone else has already registered an identical or similar trademark? This is a common problem for people in the United States, where trademark rights are generally provided to whoever was first […]

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First Amendment Right of Publicity

Does The Topps Presidential Inauguration Pack Have A Right Of Publicity Problem?

On January 21, 2021, The Topps Company, Inc. tweeted, “We captured the Presidential Inauguration action #ToppsNOW style!” with a link to a “full slate” of new cards featuring various prominent celebrities and politicians who took part in the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The most popular card was and undoubtedly will be one of Bernie […]