Saper Law is excited to announce its new relationship with IBM Global Entrepreneur! IBM GE partners with organizations that can help IBM GE Members with overall market strategy and day-to-day business needs. Saper Law will offer its intellectual property, entertainment, media and business law services to IBM GE Members.
Daliah Saper will be a featured panelist at the Namescon.com conference next week to speak about the various legal issues related to domain names. In this article, we highlight an interesting domain name dispute that Saper Law attorneys recently successfully litigated. The takeaway for business owners and domain name owners is an important one. Read more below: Whose Domain Name Is It Anyway? Businesses large and small have come to think of their domain name (or names, since many businesses will snatch up dozens if not hundreds of addresses in order to cover their bases) as one of their most valuable Continue Reading
Details below: IBM Global Entrepreneur Mentor Day IBM Innovation Center Chicago - 71 S. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Invite only Mentoring session Apply Now: https://ibm.co/12IzNKl 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Public Event Register at: IBM is looking to team with the best and brightest entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet. Does your solution address problems the world is facing in energy, water, traffic, transportation, healthcare, telecommunications, etc.? Are you trying to make the world a smarter planet? Continue Reading
Saper Law regularly handles copyright infringement cases involving businesses, software developers, artists, photographers, and production studios. Often times, digital distribution of the copyrighted works via social media, blogs, and most recently, via the Bittorenet network, is at issue. For example, there has been an explosion of copyright infringement suits by adult entertainment studios against individuals accused of using Bittorrent or other file sharing technology to pirate pornographic films. In the archetypal Bittorrent piracy lawsuit, the plaintiff porn studio harvests the IP addresses of dozens or even hundreds of torrent seeders and files a mass-defendant complaint against a multitude of anonymous “John Does.” Continue Reading
Needless to say, mobile application or "app" developers have an ever growing need to distinguish their apps from the other half-billion available. A search for an app can produce dozens of apps with similar names and designs. This is where trademarks fit in. A unique name or logo allows consumers to identify a particular app, and a trademark can help keep that brand distinctive. After properly registering a trademark, a developer can then monitor and prevent infringing app creators from using its protected name or look. In addition to protecting their own app, developers should search similar applications and trademarks Continue Reading
Recognizable music can be a boon to businesses large and small, from attracting customers to a retail storefront to providing a soundtrack for mobile apps and websites. But navigating the legal complexities of music licensing can be a difficult task: what rights are involved in streaming and downloading, who controls those rights, and how are royalties collected and paid? Most music consists of two separate copyrights, and both must be licensed in order to broadcast or copy a piece of music. The first copyright is for the song itself, or the musical work. The musical work is the actual melody, harmonies, arrangement Continue Reading
On April 2, 2011 Daliah Saper lectures at the Flourish! Open Source Conference about the legal implications of using open source software. Her presentation will highlight the differences between copyrights, trademarks, and patents as they relate to software development and provide an overview of recent litigation involving open source software. The goal of the Flourish 2011 Open Source Conference is to promote the use of open source software and provide an annual gathering place in Chicago for open source enthusiasts. This will be the fifth anniversary of the Flourish conference. As usual, the conference is free to everyone and all Continue Reading
Saper Law regularly assists software developers, web-based businesses, and other new and social media companies. In recent months, many of these clients have been focusing their energies on developing mobile applications to diversify their revenue streams. To this end, Saper Law has and continues to provide counseling and transactional services for entrepreneurs and corporations seeking to clear the legal hurdles of bringing these mobile applications to market. Daliah Saper first lectured to businesses pursuing mobile applications in March of 2010 when she presented to Day of Mobile conference attendees. She has also provided variations of this lecture to the Chicago Continue Reading