You Can’t Copyright That: Pharaoh Did It First

By Megan St. Ledger | Copyright law protects “original works of authorship,” including pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” which include two- and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art.

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From Sporting Events to Snuggies: The Importance of Updating Your Trademarks

By Megan St. Ledger | Successful branding strategies rely on trademarks to protect a company’s product names and logos. But as a company expands its product lines, additional registrations may be needed to secure the full protection afforded by trademark laws.

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Court Confirms RI Employers Must Pay Time-And-A-Half

By Roger Hood | In November 2013, the Rhode Island Superior Court confirmed in its “Park Row” decision that, other than by specific exemption, RI employers must pay their employees time-and-a-half for hours worked on Sunday and holidays.

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Crowdfunding: A Capital Idea for Your Start-Up?

By Bob Emerson, Esq. | Small businesses may be able to solicit non-accredited investors over the internet and raise up to a million dollars per year under proposed “equity crowdfunding” rules released by the SEC last week.

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Enforcing Copyrights: How Late is Too Late?

By Byron McMasters, Esq. | “Raging Bull” is the critically-acclaimed new movie from young director Martin Scorcese. It stars up-and-comer Robert De Niro in a potential break-out role of boxer Jake LaMotta. Unfortunately, the movie is embroiled in a copyright dispute that could derail its release, or at least cut into its profits.

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Inside Baseball: MLB Dares A-Rod to Waive Confidentiality on Drug Testing. Can He?

By Byron McMasters | I hate writing this, but Alex Rodriguez’s attorney is right. When Major League Baseball issued its surprise challenge to A-Rod’s attorney Joseph Tacopina on the Today Show that A-Rod could discuss the facts of his suspension provided MLB could publicly disclose all of its evidence in the case, it made for a great “gotcha” moment on live TV.

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