The Importance of Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Illinois

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As any innovator or creator knows, protecting your intellectual property is vitally important to your success. Doing so can help ensure that your creations and hard work are protected. The first step in protecting your intellectual property in Illinois is to be informed of the different types of ways you can protect your intellectual property. The next step is to …

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Ask Stephanie: What Copyright Issues Affect Agriculture Photographers and Videographers?

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A copyright gives the creator of a literary, artistic, musical, or other creative work the sole right to publish and sell that work. This work includes photographs and in fact according to the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are copyright protected the moment they are created. It is not necessary to formally register a copyright, however it may be …

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So What About Those Farm Pictures? The Legal Side of Farm Photography

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I wrote an article recently on the legal side of farm photography, which can be accessed from my JD Supra page here.  The article gives a brief overview of the law of photography and the need for a model release and/or property release in some circumstances.  Happy reading!

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Recording Available for ABA Webinar on Intellectual Property for the Food and Ag Lawyer

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For those of you who missed it, the recording of the intellectual property (“IP”) webinar that I moderated for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee last November is now available for purchase.  Even though I love participating in the live webcasts in case I have a question to ask, recordings are …

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Save the Date: ABA Webinar on Intellectual Property Law Affecting Food & Agriculture

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In my duties of Chair of the American Bar Association, General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee, I will be moderating a Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) webinar for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) on November 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00pm ET titled “Overview of Intellectual Property Law Affecting Farmers, Agri-Businesses and Food Entrepreneurs“.  Faculty members include Joel …

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Video Lecture on Protecting the Food & Agribusiness with NDA’s, Contract Management and Intellectual Property

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I gave a presentation a few weeks ago for Lawline titled “Protecting the Agribusiness: Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements.” The video and slideshare presentation are posted below but if you are an attorney I suggest getting Continuing Legal Education credit directly from Lawline by registering here. Lawline Presentation: Protecting the Agribusiness- Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements from Cari Rincker

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Interview with M.A. Granovsky, Author of “Poison Pill”

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I recently got a chance to interview Maria Granovsky, the author of Poison Pill.  Maria is a patent litigator here in New York City.  Like every area of the law, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) very much affects the food and agriculture industry.  This book gives an inside look at patent litigation, from a big firm perspective. Maria uses her …

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ABA Agriculture Law Subcommittees

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As I noted in this previous post, I am the new Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), General Practice, Solo and Small Firm’s Division, Agriculture Law Committee.  You can join the Committee and the Discussion List here.  I have restructured the subcommittees as follows: 1. Ag ADR: mediation, arbitration 2. Ag Estate/Succession Planning, Family Law, and Taxation: estate planning,succession …

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Downtown Lawyers

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For the last year, I have been a member of the Downtown Lawyers group here in New York City.  It is comprised of attorneys who practice law in New York City in a myriad of practice areas including bankruptcy, estate planning, elder law, business law, personal injury, employment law, immigration, matrimonial law, tax law, landlord-tenant law, intellectual property, criminal law, …

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The Not-So-Simple Definition of “Agriculture Law”

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As I mentioned in my previous blog, I recently joined JD Supra where my documents can be found here.  Today, JD Supra featured my profile on its facebook page. I was asked what exactly agriculture law was from an editor in Florida where I did my best to answer her in limited space.  Since I oftentimes receive this question (lately …

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