The author of this blog post, Larry Mandel, is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the law firm of Gertner Mandel LLC. providing legal support for legal, technical & business issues. Learn more about Lawrence Mandel

Social Media and Trademark Infringement

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A recent case in the Western District of Virginia sheds some interesting light on the use of claims of Trademark Infringement, False Association and False Endorsement, False Designation of Origin, and False Advertising under the Lanham Act (aka the Trademark


Who owns the Public Domain?

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The concept of public domain is something that most people can easily comprehend. If a work of art is in the public domain, it belongs to the public and one person cannot monopolize its use. It is free for the