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Friday Factoid – 1.18.13

January 18, 2013

The original copyright law of the United States protected works of authorship for 14 years.  Under current law, the copyright…

Friday Factoid – 1.11.13

January 17, 2013

According to Forbes, for 2012 the world’s most valuable sports brands are: 1) Nike (15B); 2) ESPN (11.5B); 3) Sky…

Friday Factoid – 12.14.12

January 10, 2013

The creation of global top level domains (such as .com, .net and .org) (GTLDs) are administered by ICANN (Internet Corporation…

Friday Factoid – 12.21.12

January 10, 2013

If your holiday recipe is merely a written list of ingredients, the recipe is not protected under copyright law (although…

Friday Factoid – 12.28.12

January 10, 2013

Although many people use the term champagne as a generic reference to sparkling wine, this term should be used exclusively…

Friday Factoid – 1.4.13

January 10, 2013

In mid-2012, Google began to include in its Transparency Report the number of “take down notices” it receives. These notices…

Friday Factoid – 12.07.12

December 14, 2012

In its bankruptcy filing earlier this year, Hostess Brands, Inc. assessed the combined value of its Twinkies, Ding Dong, Ho-Hos,…

Friday Factoid – 11.30.12

November 30, 2012

The value of the intangible assets in the U.S. economy reached an estimated $14.5 trillion in 2011. Source:

Friday Factoid – 11.23.12

November 23, 2012

Patentable inventions must be novel, useful and not obvious.  The USPTO sometimes makes surprising determinations regarding what is patentable.  A…

Friday Factoid – 11.16.12

November 16, 2012

Domain names may cost $10 per year or less to register, and they can very quickly become very valuable intellectual…