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Frank A. Natoli

New York Internet Lawyer.

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  1. Copyright Law Quick Overview

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Only the author or those der...

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  2. The Benefits of Including an Arbitration Clause

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    It is often necessary to resolve business conflicts in a definitive and enforceable manner. Many people assume that the court system is the only option, or the best option, for resolving these disputes. However, arbitration offers parties another way to resolve disputes that is o...

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  3. THE FASHION INDUSTRY and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Fashion Law in Flux? Anyone who has ever walked on a New York City street or any mall in America, amidst knock-off clothes, purses and watches, may wonder about the legality of those imposter products. Fashion designs are currently not protected in the United States under any o...

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  4. WHAT is a TRADE SECRET and HOW DO I PROTECT IT?

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Trade Secrets Every business has its secrets that it wants to protect. However, some secrets are more important than others. For example, a business may want to keep the name of its accountant or distributor a secret to prevent its competition from learning about a great resource...

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  5. What is Trade Dress and How Do I Protect It?

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Businesses work hard to develop the visual appearance of their products so that the product is easily recognizable and associated with the good will of the product and company. Visual appearance, like written words or recipes, is an important part of a companys intellectual prope...

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  6. WHY CREATE a NOT-for-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Non-Profits as Businesses Have you been considering whether to start a non-profit versus a for-profit company? Operating as a non-profit does not mean that the principals in the organization must submit to a life of poverty. On the contrary, many directors of non-profit organizat...

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  7. FOREIGN ENTITY QUALIFICATION EXPLAINED

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Where to form your company? Once you have decided to create a company, the next question that needs consideration is where to formally, or legally, create your company. The formation of limited liability companies and corporations is accomplished on the state level, and every st...

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  8. TRADEMARK SECONDARY MEANING DEFINED

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    What is secondary meaning? A trademark that has acquired secondary meaning means that the trademark has become recognized as a brand for specific goods and services from a single source. To be eligible for protection under trademark law, a trademark must be distinctive. That is, ...

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  9. THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADEMARK DUE DILIGENCE

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    It goes without saying that most entrepreneurs would never consider buying an existing business without first conducting the proper due diligence on it and its present owners. The idea is to try to uncover those more latent issues and potential pitfalls that could be extremely co...

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  10. What is a Work-for-Hire Agreement and Why do I Need One?

    Written by attorney Frank Natoli, about 2 years ago.

    Businesses, individuals and organizations often hire people to create work for them. It is important that the business, individual or organization that is hiring someone else to create a written or artistic work on their behalf enter a valid work for hire agreement prior to comme...

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