Can I Use A Public Domain Picture Of A Celebrity On My Website?

Can I Use A Public Domain Picture Of A Celebrity On My Website?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
A lot of people on the internet are starting to become familiar with copyright laws. They know, for example, that you are not supposed to save and use a picture from someone else’s website. Sure, theft of images online is pretty rampant. But honest business...
Failing to Police Your Trademark Online: A Cautionary Tale

Failing to Police Your Trademark Online: A Cautionary Tale

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
In mid-2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) brought to trial a lawsuit against GoDaddy.com to stopped its “parked pages” program. I blogged previously about this lawsuit and what it means for business owners. Before this lawsuit, there was no...
Are Unregistered Domains A Violation of Trademarks?

Are Unregistered Domains A Violation of Trademarks?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
This could be the end of GoDaddy. Five years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) filed suit against GoDaddy.com. GoDaddy allows customers to buy domains and “park” them.  Parking them means that the domain points to a web page that...
When Announcing an Award or Media Appearance Results In A Trademark Violation

When Announcing an Award or Media Appearance Results In A Trademark Violation

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Have you ever received an award for your business or landed a great media mention? When that happens, a smart publicity strategy is to announce the award or media and put an “As Seen On” claim on your website. But not so fast! Before you start pasting...

Business Law

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
BUSINESS LAW Disputes, misunderstandings, and litigation can all have negative effects on the health and longevity of your business. Whether you’re the owner or member of a partnership, a limited liability company, or an established corporation, it is critical to...