An escrow occurs when property is held by a third party until the occurrence of a predetermined event, at which time the third party delivers the property as instructed by the parties to the transaction. Thus, an escrow agent is the intermediary third-party depositary assisting the parties to the transaction. Escrows are used to ensure that the parties to the underlying transaction act as agreed upon.
How to Patent Internationally
It is worth noting that the granting of the patents still remains in control of the national or regional patent offices. This is due to the fact that there is no universal patent law, and each nation has different legal standards for granting patents as well as enforcing them.
Design and Author’s Rights (Part 2)
The expression of the idea, being the artist’s intention – the artist’s purpose in creating that work. If we assume that the work is called “post post post modernism”; that would be the expression.
Design & Author’s Rights (Part 1)
Intellectual property consists of four regimes of law that govern different aspects of human creations – that’s why it is called “intellectual” property; they are born from the intelligence and imagination of human beings. These laws are copyright, trademarks, business secrets, and patents.
Copyright Myths # 5 – “I Bought the work, I can do what I want with it.” (Part 2)
The right of attribution refers to the author’s power to be recognized as the creator of his work, and therefore the power to affirm that he is not recognized as the author of a work he has not created. It also implies the alternative of attributing a pseudonym or remaining anonymous.
Copyright Myths # 4 – “I Bought the work, I can do what I want with it.” (Part 1)
The Copyright Act of 1976 grants a series of exclusive rights to the authors of original works – reproduction of the work in copies; distribution of those copies; derivative works; public display; public execution and; transmissions.
Copyrights Myths #3 – “I have to Include a ‘Copyright Notice’ for my Right to Exist.”
The most important function of the Copyright mechanism, for works created today, is that it serves as a warning for persons who improperly appropriate them or infringe on any copyright.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The term ‘service provider’ means an entity offering the transmission, routing, or providing of connections for digital online communications, between or among points specified by a user, of material of the user’s choosing, without modification to the content of the material as sent or received.
How to Negotiate like a “Freelancer” (Part 2)
Negotiating at times can be a step forward and two backwards. It is expected that mistakes will be made along the way; each negotiation is unique for its level of complexity, subjects and interests behind them.
How to Negotiate like a “Freelancer” (Part 1)
Negotiations arise in the face of a conflict of opposite interests; because if there was no conflict, there would be no need to make concessions. But just because there are converging interests does not mean that there must be conflict between those who represent them.
How to Protect your “Ideas”
An idea in a vacuum does not have much inherent value. The protection you may have over your “ideas” – that is, concepts and thoughts that have not yet been realized – arises primarily from two sources – intellectual property rights and contractual obligations.
How to sell Design (Part 2)
You offer a service of which you are an expert; However, you have to justify that value. The goal is for the client to understand the value of the service.
Forget About Landing a “Hit” Single (Part 2)
“Winning the attention of any audience is an exercise of supreme deliberation and tireless execution. More than ever, the popularity of an artist depends on factors beyond his or her music.”
Can a U.S Non-Profit Organization Provide Services in Foreign Countries?
Along with registering an organization in the United States, many, if not all countries require proper registration within their governmental agency as well. This not only allows foreign countries to have control over U.S organizations operating within their nation’s borders, it also helps keep track of activities and allows the enforcement of local laws.
Can small Start-up Companies Sponsor Foreign Individuals when Their OPT has Expired?
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary work authorization, granted to F-1 “International Student” visa holders. OPT is offered to students that qualify under their degree program to engage in work directly related to their major area of study.
Forget About Landing a “Hit” Single (Part 1)
Do you want to know what is wrong in the music industry? The problem with the industry is not that talent is lacking, it is the overdose of it.
How to sell Design (Part 1)
Most clients, in those first meetings, are looking to know what you are thinking as a designer, so they can then go to another one with whom they have more trust so they can do a similar job to the one you presented. Many times, they end up doing poor work.
Copyrights Myths #2 – “If I mail Myself my work and I don’t open the Envelope…”
…I can vindicate my rights without having to register it” – is not correct. This method is known as the “poor man’s rule,” and proposes that if one encloses in a copy of, for example, a guitar composition recorded on a disc, and mails it to his or herself and does not open the envelope, this will evidence, by the postal stamp, the date of the work’s creation.
8 Things to keep in mind when Inventing (Part 2)
Once the application is submitted, a rigorous evaluation by USPTO officials follows, to certify that what you present as your “claim” in your application is useful, novel and non-obvious. It is also used to check that there is no current patent on it.
8 Things to keep in mind when Inventing (Part 1)
Applying for a patent can be viewed as a contract between inventors and the public (government) in which inventors, in exchange for making their invention public, are granted a limited monopoly over it.
Copyrights Myths #1 – “The work must be Registered to Acquire Rights”
There are two requirements for copyright – originality and fixation on a tangible means of expression.
A Music Artist’s Dream Team
Equally essential elements converge with music that deserve the attention of experts, such as the artist is to his art. Examples are image creation, distribution strategies, and alliances with entities that invest in, or subsidize, efforts.