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Jeffrey Stephen Fabian

Jeffrey Fabian’s Legal Guides

17 total


  • Preparing to File a USPTO Trademark Registration Application

    Before applying for trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark owners and brand developers should consider the following key issues (many of which, incidentally, must also be addressed in the trademark registration application its...

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  • Why it is Important to Monitor your Trademarks

    While obtaining registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is often seen as the end-game for many new trademark owners, this is in fact just one step in an ongoing process to develop, protect and maintain a brand owners rights in their intellectual pr...

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  • Basic Business Contract Terms Explained

    In any business transaction, it is important to put the terms of the parties agreement into writing. However, as most businesspeople are aware, the typical written agreement, on its face, appears to go far beyond merely re-stating the parties business deal. This article provides...

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  • Key Contract Terms in Sponsorship, Endorsement and Licensing Agreements

    For the lucky few who are able to turn their athletic passions into their means of support or, in some cases, fame and fortune, sponsorship agreements, endorsement agreements and licensing contracts are some of the primary vehicles that allow them to do so. This article provides ...

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  • Can I Protect My Book or Album Title as a Trademark? Sort of. It depends.

    Common questions frequently raised by musicians and writers are: (i) whether they can protect their album or book title as a copyright or trademark, and, related, (ii) whether they can use an album name or book name that is similar to one already in use by another band or writer...

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  • Developing and Monetizing an Intellectual Property Portfolio

    Developing, maintaining and protecting an intellectual property portfolio is a key business strategy for artists, musicians and entrepreneurs. Businesses and creative professionals that survive by the value of their intellectual property need to invest in cataloging, protecting ...

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  • Music Contracts 101 – The Music Production Contract

    The music production agreement is fundamental to the music business. From budding musicians to established artists on major labels, the vast majority of musicians who seek to make their living recording music will need to engage the services of a technically-skilled and highly-cr...

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  • Legal Representation for Individual-Sport Athletes

    For most professional individual sport athletes, aside from competition awards, sponsorship, endorsement and licensing contracts represent the lifeblood of their existence and the road to ultimate financial stability through their craft. When pursuing these types of income-produ...

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  • Why your "idea" is not protected by copyright law, and what you can do about it

    It is a common misconception among many business people and creative professionals that copyright law or some other law inherently protects their "ideas" from misappropriation. In fact, copyright law does not protect ideas themselves, but only protects creative expressions of id...

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  • DMCA Agent Designation—An Important Step for Obtaining Safe Harbor from Copyright Infringement

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides important protections for interactive website operators who comply with the Acts safe harbor provisions. Websites that can benefit from DMCA compliance include: blogs that accept guest submissions; social media sites; file and...

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