The Foundry Law Blog

Creative Commoners: The Rise of Crowdsourcing Contests in Advertising:

The rise of video advertising spending (projected at $8.04 billion in 2016), has helped to pave the way for open innovation and collaborative creation as a cost-effective, creativity-efficient means to reach the masses. Coupled with the rise in video-enabled social media usage – from Instagram to Vine to Youtube – and its spread across almost […]

Work For Hire vs. Assignment of Work Product

FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY This table does not constitute legal advice – if you have questions, please contact [email protected] Work-For-Hire Assignment of Work Product Defined by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 ((17 U.S.C. § 101)) as:1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; OR2) a work […]

‘Pinterested’ in Registering Your Trademark? Do it Sooner Rather than Later

Businesses everywhere stood up and took notice when the European Commission’s Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM) recently rejected “in its entirety” Pinterest Inc.’s claim to the Pinterest trademark in the EU. It seems like a company called Pinterest would be a prime candidate to register the trademark “Pinterest” – unless a small […]