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Short but good post on how good #databreach prevention is a legal requirement, as the FTC has said for years. http://ow.ly/Qo1k308Xnhy

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One of the more obvious #trademark tips -- just because you're selling legal marijuana doesn't mean you can label a strain as "Girl Scout Cookies" http://ow.ly/Dmtf308lskK

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Terms of use for #Instagram that teens (and adults) can actually understand. http://ow.ly/Kk2y308lqNf

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If artificial intelligence creates a new invention or creative work, does #patent or #copyright law protect it? http://ow.ly/QnPd308jqmt
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The Internet of Things: U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Software Enabled Products http://ow.ly/rVe5508LWAe

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Another good post on trademark protection for beer, bourbon, and other alcohol product branding, this one from Foley Hoag's Boston's office. It's much longer read than yesterday's overview, but it recaps the trademark disputes and related events in the alcohol beverage industry in 2016. http://ow.ly/bLNn3086csj

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For a state like Kentucky that's experiencing a boom of craft distilleries and breweries, trademark protection of names, labels, and other branding elements is critical to long-term success. This is a good overview of the process from Louisville's Cahill IP firm. http://ow.ly/vDxl3086aRw

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U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday whether the USPTO may deny #trademark registration to “disparaging” marks despite free speech issues. http://ow.ly/gkKB30857WX

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Are fictional characters protected by copyright law? The answer is sometimes, depending on how well-defined the character is. See my answer in Quora about how that works with characters like the X-Men, Sherlock Holmes, and Spawn's Cogliostro.
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