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- Did Google Plagiarize? An Inquiry Into Fair Use and Copyright Infringement
By: Caprice Herjavec Copyright law allows the creator of an original work to claim almost exclusive rights to its reproduction and use. The key word here is “almost.” The scope of copyright is limited, in part, due to a doctrine called “fair use.” Fair use prescribes certain exceptions for copyrighted works to be reproduced without […] The post Did Google Plagiarize? An Inquiry Into Fair Use and Copyright Infringement appeared first on MG Miller.
- Buc-ee’s v. Choke Canyon BBQ Trademark Dispute
By: Paige Mankin Buc-ee’s v. Choke Canyon BBQ Trademark Dispute In late May, a federal jury determined in a trademark infringement challenge that the image below (left) was too similar to the image below (right). Buc-ee’s Ltd. (Buc-ee’s) is a company that operates a chain of 33 gas stations and convenience stores throughout Texas, Alabama, […] The post Buc-ee’s v. Choke Canyon BBQ Trademark Dispute appeared first on MG Miller.
- India Welcomes New Intellectual Property Mascot: “IP Nani”
By: Paige Mankin India Welcomes New Intellectual Property Mascot: “IP Nani” One of the central purposes of intellectual property rights is to promote innovation and thus propel social and economic growth. Therefore, it is important to spread awareness about intellectual property rights, especially to children, in effort to foster creativity and innovation from an early […] The post India Welcomes New Intellectual Property Mascot: “IP Nani” appeared first on MG Miller.
- What Startups Need to Know About Master Service Agreements
By: Kurt M. Watkins Mastering Your Service Agreement Most startups offer services rather than goods to their customers. These types of professional services can range from things like designing, consulting, software, or data management. When a business engages another business for the first time, there is usually only a small relationship between the two, such […] The post What Startups Need to Know About Master Service Agreements appeared first on MG Miller.
- Tech Companies Battle Over Trade Secret: Uber vs. Waymo
In 2016, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging that their former employee Anthony Levandowski stole trade secrets from Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, and transferred them to Uber. After more than a year of a heated public relations campaign and corresponding legal battle fought on both sides, Waymo accepted a settlement offer from Uber. Uber agreed to a financial deal that conceded about $245 million in company equity to Waymo. Further, it agrees to not integrate any of Waymo’s proprietary information into its software or hardware products. The post Tech Companies Battle Over Trade Secret: Uber vs. Waymo appeared first on MG Miller.