Insights

There’s Something New You Need to Know About Copyright Safe Harbor

JULY 26, 2017

Steve teams up with Sean Owens provide information about a new process for designating DMCA notice agents that you must comply with by year end in order to take advantage of the copyright safe harbor. Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean Owens on their profile pages. Open the article in a new browser tab. […]

Copyright 'safe harbor': A primer for PR pros

APRIL 20, 2017

In this joint effort published by Ragan's PR Daily, Steve Gillen and Sean Owens update their guidance on how operators of websites that allow user-generated content to be posted can remain insulated from liability for copyright infringement. Read the article: Copyright 'safe harbor': A primer for PR pros Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean [...]

Four Qualities to Look for When Hiring an IP Litigation Attorney

FEBRUARY 24, 2017

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property (IP), there are many factors to consider, but the most important result is having the best litigation attorney at your side to represent your case. Here are four qualities to look for when selecting an IP litigation attorney. Competency While some general practice firms may offer limited [...]

What You Need to Know about Copyright Safe Harbor

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

In this joint effort for the CBA Report, What You Need to Know about Copyright Safe Harbor, Steve Gillen and Sean Owens share guidance on how operators of websites that allow user-generated content to be posted can remain insulated from liability for copyright infringement. Learn more about Steve Gillen and Sean Owens at their WH&E [...]

What You Need to Know about Fair Use

DECEMBER 20, 2016

In his newest article for The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve explains why it's important for publishers to understand fair use and abstracts articles on this subject published by the Independent Book Publishers Association over the last decade, including one by Steve. Learn more about Steve Gillen at his [...]

Client Alert - Copyright Office DMCA Agent Update

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

**CLIENT ALERT** Copyright Office Requires Update of All DMCA Agents to Maintain Protection from Liability If your company owns or operates a website that allows users to post content online (text, images, video, etc.), then a recent rule change from the U.S. Copyright Office means action is necessary to protect your company from potential liability [...]

Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide

NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Scheduled for release in December, Steve Gillen's new book from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association will help you take your textbook project from concept to completion. In their three section book, Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide, Steve and his co-authors Mary Ellen Lepionka and Sean W. Wakely guide you through [...]

What You Need to Know About Copyright Mandatory Deposit

NOVEMBER 3, 2016

In his newest article for The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve Gillen explains an infrequently used, lesser-known provision of US copyright law that may force you to deposit copies of your work with the Copyright Office even if you chose not to register it. Learn more about Steve [...]

New Law Creates Federal Enforcement of Trade Secret Rights

OCTOBER 5, 2016

In this Cincinnati Business Courier Advertising Supplement, Larry Williams and Paul Linden explain how the Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a new federal law for the protection and enforcement of trade secret rights, and allows a private party to enforce its trade secret rights in federal court. Learn more about Larry Williams at his WH&E [...]

Getting the Royalty Treatment

OCTOBER 3, 2016

Steve partners with auditor Juli Saitz to offer publishers some royalty accounting best practices. Learn more about Steve Gillen at his WH&E profile page. Open the article in a new browser tab. This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF

Software Police Offer Rewards to Informants

OCTOBER 3, 2016

Steve Gillen suggests companies get their IT house in order before they become a target of the software police. Brought to you by Wood Herron & Evans LLP Open in New Tab This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF

The Bug List: A Checklist of System-Crashing Flaws in Software Development and License Contracts

Steve Gillen explains how to get the most out of your software application license. A Guide Brought to you by Wood Herron & Evans LLP Open in New Tab This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF

A Crash Course on Royalty Audits

MAY 31, 2016

In this article from The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve partners with auditor Juli Saitz to explain the ins and outs of royalty audits. (pdf)

Who Do You Think You're Dealing With?

MARCH 27, 2016

In his article from The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve Gillen tells publishers what they need to know about contracting with a corporate author. (source) (pdf)

The Attorney Author: Writing to Grow Your Practice

JANUARY 26, 2016

In his article from The CBA Report, the trade monthly of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Steve Gillen explains how writing for publication can be a great practice development tool. (source) (pdf)

A Checklist for Foreign Rights Deals, Part 2: Distribution Contracts

DECEMBER 23, 2015

In his article from The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve Gillen continues his explanation of foreign rights deals with a list of key deal points for a distribution contract. (source) (pdf)

A Checklist for Foreign Rights Deals: Part 1, Translation and Adaptation Licenses

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

In his article from The IBPA Independent, the trade monthly of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Steve explains the key deal points for a translation license and the additional concerns at issue in an adaptation or British Commonwealth license. (source) (pdf)

Torts Über Trademarks or Trademarks Über Torts: That is the Question

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Ken Germain and Sean Owens revisit the theory of liability of trademark licensors for the torts of their licensees in light of the development of the so-called "sharing economy." (pdf)

Expert Testimony Can Strengthen Your Trademark Case

MAY 27, 2015

The Supreme Court's B&B v. Hargis decision in March 2015 has made it more important to have the testimony of a legal expert in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Brave New World of Possibly Preclusive TTAB Proceedings: How Expert Testimony Can Strengthen Your Case - go to the link [...]

Steve Gillen in the January/February issue of Landslide

JANUARY 9, 2015

An article by Steve Gillen entitled The Devil Made Me Do It: Lessons Learned in Negotiating Intellectual Property Agreements was just published in the January/February issue of Landslide® magazine. Landslide® magazine, published by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), provides articles on contemporary issues in intellectual property law for attorneys practicing in the [...]

Ken Germain hosts teleseminar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers."

OCTOBER 28, 2013

Widely known and respected Wood Herron & Evans trademark law expert, Ken Germain, will introduce and lecture in the upcoming teleseminar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." This program, sponsored by ALI CLE (a division of the American Law Institute, which puts out all the Restatements), will [...]

America is switching to the First Inventor to File system.

JANUARY 22, 2013

See this link for information to know what immediate action may be needed.
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State v. Troisi: Registration Required in Trademark Counterfeiting Prosecution

JUNE 1, 2011

by Paul Linden[pdf download]