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November 24th is Small Business Saturday!

 Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, there is one shopping holiday that you wouldn’t want to miss. Small Business Saturday, like the name suggests, is an American shopping holiday dedicated to supporting local shops (the “mom and pop shops”). Americans celebrated their first Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2010. In fact, American Express, […]

Is That a Louis? LV’s Trademark Can Make Garbage Worth $150,000

Louis Vuitton: it might just be every fashion-lover’s dream to own one; after all, Louis Vuitton’s trademark is iconic, timeless…and relatively expensive. Who would have thought, 158 years ago, that Mr. Vuitton’s name would be worth about 3.2 billion dollars today? So famous is the LV trademark that just its mere embroidery could transform garbage into high […]

Third World Media, LLC Targeting Comcast’s Jacksonville Customers in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Third World Media, LLC, filed a lawsuit against thousands of Does (referring to “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” defendants) for copyright infringement, many of them being Florida residents.  This lawsuit was filed January 10, 2011, and Comcast’s notices of subpoena in this lawsuit have made their way to Jacksonville mailboxes.  The accusation:  file downloading and sharing of […]

Digital Sin, Inc. Lawsuit Against 145 Jacksonville residents

In the last week, I have already met with five Jacksonville-area Comcast customers.  They are outraged and confused over being named one of 145 defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit initiated by Digital Sin, Inc., a New Jersey-based company.  The unnamed defendants in this lawsuit are referred to as “Does,” as in multiple “John Doe” […]

Jo-Anne Yau to Co-Host Blog Talk Radio’s Business Show

  Blogs aren’t just for reading anymore.  Starting June 3, Kerry Heaps and Jo-Anne Yau will co-host Blog Talk Radio’s “Business Talk Radio” show.  The hour-long shows will address a number of business-related topics, such as patents, franchising, licensing, litigation, and contracts.  It airs every other Friday, 10-11am EST. The inaugural show is dedicated to trademark law.  Ms. […]

eBay Sues Google for Stealing Executives and Trade Secrets

It’s the ultimate clash of the titans.  In a dispute over the Google Wallet payment service allegedly infringing on the trade secrets of eBay’s PayPal service, the May 27, 2011 lawsuit was filed.  The claims revolved around former eBay executives, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius revealing proprietary information to Google. The events leading up to the […]

Author Grant Payne to do Book Signing for “Password Novus Orsa”

 Author Grant Payne will be at Jacksonville’s Main Library downtown for the signing of his novel, Password Novus Orsa, the first of a science ficition trilogy.  He will be there from 10am until Art Walk on May 4, 2011. The novella challenges readers’ perspectives on space exploration, and the powers who control humans’ potentials to […]

Music Mogul, Muzak, Sold to Mood Media

  Ever wonder about who is “jazzing” out your favorite tunes when your utility company puts you on hold or you are uncomfortably riding up several floors on the elevator, longing to belt out the lyrics to Britney’s Baby One More Time? Muzak is the company that removes your favorite lyrics from the songs, and licenses the […]

Jo-Anne Yau Addresses Entertainment Law Issues: Piracy and Ethics

  Piracy and ethical considerations in the entertainment industry have always been issues faced by entertainment lawyers.  Jo-Anne Yau, attorney at Jacksonville-based firm Yau Law, was invited by Florida Coastal School of Law’s Entertainment Law Society, to address these issues, and offer best practices tips for students with aspirations of practicing entertainment law. Ms. Yau […]

Jo-Anne Yau’s Article Published in Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine: “Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents for the Entrepreneur”

     Jo-Anne Yau has an article published on page 19 of the latest issue of Entrepreneur’s Anchor magazine.  The article is a guide for business owners to distinguish between their trademarks, copyrights, and patents, and how to protect each of them.  The success of a business depends on its uniqueness and innovation.  As an Intellectual Property and Franchising […]

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