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HEATHER A. SAPP, is the Senior Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC. Prior to joining LegalForce, Heather was a Trademark Examining Attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for more than a decade. Prior to joining the USPTO, she was a Legal Fellow for the House of Representatives IP Subcommittee. She is also a popular speaker on the writers’ conference circuit, speaking on intellectual property issues for authors under her Young Adult fiction pen name, Amanda Brice.

What’s So Fair About Fair Use?

This article was originally published at The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog in 2012. It is being reprinted today with permission from the author, Amanda Brice, who...
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Marching Towards Madness (and Away From TM Liability)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For many Americans, the month of March is synonymous with kites or St. Patrick's Day or flowers...
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Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Two weeks ago, we celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with a discussion of licensing agreements and cookie trademarks. This Sunday, the Girl Scouts of...
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100th Anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies — A Case Study in IP Licensing

It's National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! You know what that means -- millions of little (and not-so-little) girls hit the streets and the stores...
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IP Legislation Wish List for 2017

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article represent that of the author and the contributors who have been quoted, and are not the official...

Year-End Checklist

In the last dwindling days of December, it's not just Santa who should be making a list and checking it twice. The end of the...
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Copyright Law and Fanfiction…Not Always OTP: Legal Issues with Fanfiction

Do the words “fic” or  “fannish” mean anything to you?  If they do there are pretty good chances you are familiar with fanfiction.  Maybe...
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How To Trademark a T-shirt Slogan

Check out Heather A. Sapp's, Senior Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC, guest post on MerchInformer.   She has created a step by step guide...
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Moana and Intellectual Property

DISNEY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Today is the long-awaited release of the first new Disney Princess movie in three years! Okay, we know what you’re saying.   Moana...

Copyright Zombies

This article was originally published at The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog in 2013, titled "Copyright Graveyard." It is being reprinted today with permission from the...

Teal Pumpkins and IP

It’s mid-October, which means the season of teal pumpkins is upon us! We know what you’re thinking – pumpkins are orange, not teal. And while...

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