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Fair Use in Trademark
I’ve been talking a lot about fair use lately – fair use in copyrights, fair use in business…it’s time to move on to fair use in trademarks. When discussing fair use of someone’s trademark, it’s important to remember the purpose of trademark law. The reason trademarks are protected is two-fold: first, consumers want to know who they’re buying...
Can I Change My Parents’ Trust After They’re Gone?
Changing a parents' trust after they’re gone is a touchy subject. On the one hand, people create a trust to make sure their wishes are carried out, and they don’t like the idea of their beneficiaries changing the parts they don’t like. On the other hand, sometimes circumstances change, and carrying out the trustor’s[1] wishes would be difficult,...
FAQS About Choosing A Trustee
Choosing a trustee for your trust is a big decision. There’s a lot of work involved in administering a trust after a person has died, and a lot of responsibility. For some clients, choosing that poor unfortunate soul is the biggest hurdle to moving forward. To make things a bit easier for you, here are answers to some...
Can I Use Copyrighted Materials in My Business?
Fair Use in Business aka Can I use copyrighted materials in my business? Finding the right content for your marketing materials or products is tough. Finding content that you can actually afford is even tougher. Add in the possibility that a copyright owner might come out of nowhere and sue you makes you wonder if adding content is...
Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions
What Can You Tell Me About Fair Use? Fair use is a subject that comes up a lot with my copyright clients. Some of them think it’s a magic bullet that will defend them against all lawsuits (it’s not). Others are simply confused and want to know more about what it is and how it works. Here are...

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