IP Insights

The Copyright Office has been very clear, copyright law does not protect recipes that are “mere listings of ingredients.” However, copyright protection may extend to something like a cookbook that has substantial literary expression... Read More »
Currently, design patents are typically sought through country-by-country filing and prosecution. However, on May 13, 2015 options for inventors of designs will change. Read More »
Did you know that the United States Patent and Trademark Office operates a secret program not mentioned in any USPTO published rule or any law called the Sensitive Application Warning System or SAWS? Read More »
The Trademark Manual of Examining Procedures makes it clear that a title, or a portion of a title, of a single creative work must be refused registration. However, Ms. Swift is not registering these lyrics for her song or album. Read More »
Sometimes the seemingly easy question—who is the inventor of this invention?—can be tricky. Read More »
ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is in the process of expanding the number of available generic top-level web domains Read More »