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AI and Patents

AI and Patents. Understanding Patent Law in the Age of AI. Patents, along with Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Rights of Publicity, are one of the five areas of practice that we call intellectual property law. It protects inventions, systems, methods,...

Indemnify AI Use

Beware of companies that say they will indemnify AI use, that they will pay ALL the legal costs incurred by customers using Generative AI services (like ChatGPT, CoPilot, or Bard). Why? Because there are so many variables at play. For example, covering customers with...

Trademark A Name

How to Trademark a Name A trademark can be a word, phrase, design, logo, color, sound, or a combination of those things that identifies the source of a product or service.  Surnames can be also used as trademarks, but only under certain circumstances. Primarily...

AI Buzzwords. 

Everyday in the world of technology there are new AI buzzwords being used. Are you confused by what they all mean? For example, what is the “metaverse?” What is meant by ChatGPT, OpenAI, Midjourney, DALL-E, and Bard? In fact, what is AI? This blog post is a quick...

Trademark Benefits

Benefits of Trademark Registration. There are many benefits of trademark registration. The Lanham Act, the law governing trademarks in the United States, does not require that a trademark be registered. Therefore, as the owner of a trademark, you never need to...

AI and Patents

AI and Patents

AI and Patents. Understanding Patent Law in the Age of AI. Patents, along with Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Rights of Publicity, are one of the five areas of practice that we call intellectual property law. It protects inventions, systems, methods,...

Indemnify AI Use

Indemnify AI Use

Beware of companies that say they will indemnify AI use, that they will pay ALL the legal costs incurred by customers using Generative AI services (like ChatGPT, CoPilot, or Bard). Why? Because there are so many variables at play. For example, covering customers with...

Trademark A Name

Trademark A Name

How to Trademark a Name A trademark can be a word, phrase, design, logo, color, sound, or a combination of those things that identifies the source of a product or service.  Surnames can be also used as trademarks, but only under certain circumstances. Primarily...

AI and copyright

AI and copyright

The Ongoing AI Authorship Debate. Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), while not new, has become the new darling of the technology world. AI-generated works of art have ignited a firestorm among legal professionals. Why? Because traditionally copyright protected works of...

AI Buzzwords. 

AI Buzzwords. 

Everyday in the world of technology there are new AI buzzwords being used. Are you confused by what they all mean? For example, what is the “metaverse?” What is meant by ChatGPT, OpenAI, Midjourney, DALL-E, and Bard? In fact, what is AI? This blog post is a quick...

Trademark Benefits

Trademark Benefits

Benefits of Trademark Registration. There are many benefits of trademark registration. The Lanham Act, the law governing trademarks in the United States, does not require that a trademark be registered. Therefore, as the owner of a trademark, you never need to...

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