Tabberone is pronounced tab ber won
|Urban Myths About Copyright & Trademarks|
Page added June 26, 2008Some of the urban myths we run across concerning trademarks and copyrights drive us nuts as well as them being totally stupid when logically examined. People readily believe these myths because they seem reasonable, or because they come from a trusted source, or that they want to believe it, or that they are stupid and don't realize it. Most people are not stupid, they just simply haven't been told the truth.
Most of our examples use Disney as the rights owner because Disney is the primary name we hear. We have also heard used the NFL and Major League Baseball, and a few others. We are not implying Disney, or any other company, is the rights owner doing any of this unless we give you documentation to back up the claim. Unlike the ones who spread these urban myths, we document what we say.
When we challenged one blogger to prove their claims regarding rights owners putting people out of business and seizing their property, they responded that the documentation was out there and we should go look it up. Well, it's not out there, folks. Hence, we have posted this page.
This list is not complete. We are adding to it as we go. If you have a contribution please email us with it.
Articles | Cease and Desist Letters | Federal Court Cases | FAQs & Whines | Glossary | Hall Of Shame | Contributions
Initial Interest Confusion |
Likelihood Of Confusion |
Material Difference Standard
Parallel Imports | Post-sale Confusion | Puffery | Secondary Meaning | Subsequent Confusion | Trademark Abuse
Unauthorized Use | Unfair Competition | What is a Trademark?
Angel Policies |
Contributory Infringement |
Copyright Extortion |
Copyright Misuse Doctrine |
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
EULA | Fair Use | First Sale Doctrine | Product Description | Registration | Registration Denied | What is a Copyright? | What is not Copyrightable?
Embroidery Designs |
FAQs & Whines |
Image and Text Theft |
Licensed Fabric |
Licensing & Licenses |
Patterns Index |
Selvage | Stanford School of Law Case Outline | Tabberone Disclaimer | Trademark Extortion | Urban Myths | What To Do If You Are Veroed
Federal Court Cases |
Alphabetically | by Federal Circuit | by Subject | by Court Quotations
Federal Statutes |
Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 5 | Digital Millenium Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 12 | Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. 22
Filing A Federal Lawsuit
Setting Up | Standing. | Joinder of Parties. | The Complaint | Their Answer | Default Judgment
F.R.C.P. 12(b) Motion | F.R.C.P. 12(f) Motion | Your Reply | Summary Judgment Motion | Affidavits | Time Extension
VeRO (Verified Right's Owner Program)|
VeRO Commandments | VeRO-Verified Rights Owners Program | Counter Notice Letter
Counter Notice (pre-2003) | Counter Notice present | On-Line Survey from 2004 | Articles about VeRO | What To Do If You Are Veroed
|Original material by Karen Dudnikov & Michael Meadors is © 1999-2016|