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Literary lawyer and writer Kelley Way answers three common objections to a trademark application.
There’s a lot of confusion out there about trademarks and how they work. Here are some trademark frequently asked questions that Kelley Way, lawyer for copyright and trademarks, and estate planning, sees on a regular basis.
Authors often wonder if they can use the name of a real business in their novels. Literary lawyer Kelley Way shares about the issues of using business names in your books.
Welcome to the monthly series on legal issues for authors to empower you, the artist entrepreneur. Today we focus on trademark protection for fictional characters from our monthly guest columnist, Kelley Way, a lawyer specializing in literary law and other aspects of law. She’s also a writer! If you have general questions for Kelley on contracts or other aspects of literary law, be sure to comment below. And you can also email her, too.
In this article, a literary lawyer talks about fictional people, specifically, fictional characters that are still protected by copyright.
How to Spot a Professional Book Shepherd: Questions to Ask Your Book Shepherd Before Hiring by Mary Neighbour
Use these questions to help you spot a book professional, a book shepherd, and make a good choice, by Mary Neighbour.
Arguably the most difficult part for an author in choosing a cover designer is to adopt an objective viewpoint.
When it comes to claiming intellectual property rights, novelists and other authors need to file a copyright. This is a little easier than patents or trademarks, which require more extensive legal filings.