Intellectual Property

Shhh, Can You Keep the Company Secrets?

January 23, 2013

How should a company manage and protect confidential information, the company secrets? Learn best practices as to employees and third parties

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Up Dog, Down Dog: Yoga CR in Corpse Pose

December 4, 2012

By Cheryl L. Hodgson

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a Statement of Policy for Registration of Compilations restricting the definition of a compilation in the U.S. Copyright Law.  Read more about the policy here.

The Copyright Act defines a “compilation” as a work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship. One of the more controversial compilation copyrights involves a compilation copyright for a series of 26 yoga poses registered by Bikram Yoga. 

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Hay House Publishing: Global TM Success

October 30, 2012

While attending Hay House Publishing‘s I CAN DO IT! Pasadena event, Cheryl Hodgson visited with Dr. Patricia Crane and Rick Nichols who lead the world wide licensing program for Hay House HEAL YOUR LIFE® teacher training.

The Hodgson firm developed a global trademark licensing program for the HEAL YOUR LIFE workshop leaders, who train based upon the principle and teachings of founder Louise Hay.

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TM Advice For New Brands

October 29, 2012

Our experts in trademark registration and enforcement contributed valuable advice to, pointing out the Top 10 Branding Mistakes.

Entrepreneurs and trademark applicants take heed. It’s worth the read!

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