Why “Happy Holidays” Can’t be Trademarked

A trademark can give its owner a monopoly over use of a range of items that comprise its brand – a certain word, phrase, logo, slogan, sound, or even a smell.  As any business owner knows, each of these may be an essential component of a company’s brand. ...

What is a Copyright?

Scope of subject matterA copyright can also protect creative works that are often thought of as protectable under other intellectual property rights.  To name a few examples, software is sometimes eligible for patent protection; aspects of a website and the...