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Intellectual Property
“Have you gotten Disney PLUS yet?”   A question recently heard around the workplace, among students, and among neighborhood parents with children in the house. Disney boasts exponential recent growth in the market of streaming services with positive reactions to their new streaming service Disney PLUS. However Disney was responsible for creating movies that united...
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This article focuses on a specific aspect of copyrighted work, originality. Do you ever think about why the original is often the most sold flavor of almost anything even after plenty of different versions are made? Snack companies, liquor distillers, and restaurants often have an “original” something, that people are loyal to. The original is what they purchase...
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Is your business special? How do consumers separate you? How do investors qualify you? What makes Corporation X different from Y and Z. Maybe the name, but many people are not going to remember names off of first glance. What is going to stick in someone’s mind? Why is your business the most memorable? What...
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Technology has pushed industry and commerce to heights that people like Vanderbilt and Carnegie would struggle to dream of, but technology also poses a lot of questions, questions the legal profession is responsible for answering. Concerning intellectual property law, there has been recent legal development regarding a social media platform that millions are familiar with,...
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Who does not love a good pirate story? The swashbuckling tales of pirates have flooded the media since the appearance of characters Treasure Island’s Long John Silver, “Peter Pan’s” Captain Hook, and of course, Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow. Younger children have played as pirates for generations. One of the biggest appeals of the legendary...
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Managing Partner, Rachel Brenke, recently wrote and published a piece of intellectual property advisement for lawyers setting up a new firm. This article was published in the Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly Magazine – December edition. You can read the digital version here.
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Recently, Brenke took on corporate giant, Airbnb, and obtained a very favorable settlement in a large copyright infringement dispute on behalf of international photographer Jiayi Wang.  Not only is this a win for Wang, but this is a win against corporations who believe they can wield their strength of deep pockets against the small business...
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