Five Things You Should Know About Trademarks

Five Things You Should Know About Trademarks

Our good friend Steve Schlackman has a great post over at Art Law Journal on trademarks. As Steve notes, many companies don’t register their trademarks during the start-up phase, usually waiting until a later time when sufficient cash is available, if registered at...
A How-To Guide to DMCA Takedowns

A How-To Guide to DMCA Takedowns

If a U.S. website is using your images without your permission, the easiest and fastest way to stop infringement is to send the website a “DMCA Takedown Notice” to remove your work from the site. DMCA stands for the “Digital Millenium Copyright Act.” The DMCA provides...
Why we dismissed our case against Getty Images

Why we dismissed our case against Getty Images

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, our firm dismissed the case against Getty Images.  The dismissal was in response to a “Covenant Not to Sue” that Getty Images provided to our firm that says that, contrary to their first letter, they will not sue us...
Why we sued Getty Images

Why we sued Getty Images

On August 20, 2014, our firm filed a lawsuit on our own behalf against Getty Images, Inc.  Why did we do it?  Here is why. On July 1, 2014, our firm received an unsigned letter from Getty Images Inc. that claimed unauthorized copying and display of a Getty photograph...
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