Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Copyrights and Trademarks

If I were to ask you to think about the security of your business, what would come to mind? For many business owners, the first answer would probably involve things like ID cards, video surveillance systems, and data backups. These types of security measures can absolutely be beneficial, especially if your business is a retail […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Signature Dance Moves as Copyrighted Works

If you were to write a book or record an original piece of music, you would be able to file for copyright protection of your work. Copyright protection, at its most basic, means that you would be able to control whether others were allowed to use your work for profit. Licensing rights and similar arrangements […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Famous Author’s Dollar Babies

Over the last few years, there has been an impressive resurgence of interest in television and film adaptations of the works of Stephen King. To call King simply a horror writer does not do the man justice, as his books and short stories are just as often examinations of the human experience rather than scary […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Stamp That Cost the Postal Service $3.5 Million

Postage stamps are quickly becoming little more than a curious relic of the past for many people in today’s digital world. In fact, there is probably a large number of American adults who have not bought a stamp in several months, if not much longer. Despite this trend, the United States Postal Service (USPS), reported […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dispute Over an Iconic Automobile and Royalties

For most people, creating an estate plan involves deciding what will be done with their assets after their death. The transfer of assets is often completed relatively quickly, and the estate is effectively closed forever. As an estate planning attorney, I realize that some estates are more complicated than others and may include longer-term considerations. […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses a Christmas Classic and Copyright Protection

The winter holiday season is filled with a variety of customs and traditions. Some of them are similar from one family to the next while others may be quite different. In many households, certain holiday films are held in particularly high regard and can be watched and re-watched a number of times each year. One […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Fast Food Chain’s Creative Marketing

If you own or operate a business in a competitive industry, you need a way to show prospective customers that you are different from your competitors. Thus, creative marketing can play a major part in generating business. As with most elements of running a business, attempts at creative marketing do not always go as planned, […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Copyrights, Licensing Rights, and “Stairway to Heaven”

Most people of a certain age are at least familiar with the iconic opening guitar riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” The 1971 song has been popular with rock fans, as well as aspiring guitar players looking to impress their friends as they learn to play. The song, however, has been the subject of […]