Patents must always be new, ingenious and industrializable inventions, but sometimes they are also surprising. Continue reading Surprising patents
The video game industry, valued at $120 billion by 2019, has most, if not all, of its value in intellectual property. Continue reading Seriously playing around
One of the most successful trilogies in recent times began in a fanfiction blog, where the author, inspired by another series of books, narrated over-the-top love fantasies frequently reaching a censored tone. This is how in fiction, a vampire became … Continue reading Fanfic: Original?
Art, in its various forms, gives us countless characters adored, loved, hated, and forgotten. Some manage to go beyond the universe in which they were initially created and achieve protection under intellectual property. A character can become exclusive thanks to … Continue reading Exclusive characters
Music transmits emotions, exalts any experience, and enriches any content. Thanks to these attributes, we are tempted to include music in our content when we create videos, applications, video games, advertisements, publications, and so on. Before making use of any … Continue reading Music synchronization
The story usually begins when someone publishes a content of cultural origin that triggers a reaction from the public, a community, or a group. This happens across multiple areas such as fashion, music, film, and art. Cultural appropriation happens when … Continue reading Cultural appropriation
Social media, as a great content dissemination platform, can be friends or foes of your Intellectual Property. Of course, it all depends on how you handle them. Each social media has its own procedure, here are a few of them: … Continue reading Intellectual Property in social media
The simple answer: you register your Intellectual Property wherever you will use it. First, you identify what type of registration corresponds to your intangible property. Second, identify whether your market or audience will be local, national, regional, or global. 1. … Continue reading Where do I register my Intellectual Property?
Building on my previous post on “Choose Your Trademark,” let us explore more about the descriptive or generic trademark. On the one hand, the descriptive trademark is the one that describes in part or in whole the product or service … Continue reading The obvious trademark
Some trademarks are born strong, and some trademarks are born fragile. It all depends on the sign you choose to identify it. If you choose descriptive or generic terms specific to the product or service you offer, then your trademark … Continue reading Choose your trademark
Intellectual Property often leads people to two polarized conclusions: (1) incentive to create; (2) privatization of knowledge. Those in the first group perceive Intellectual Property as a tool for development that allows them to make progress in technology, science, and … Continue reading Intellectual Property: Virtue or Vice?
Producers of high-end goods recently won an important case before the European Court of Justice. The latter banned retailers from selling products on third parties’ platforms such as Amazon or eBay, without the authorization of the brands they represent. But … Continue reading Online exclusivity: Will luxury brands win this war?