Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

How to Avoid Legal Issues When Using Typefaces and Fonts in Your Small Business Logo

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 14th, 2017

Every business, from startups to small businesses to the largest companies and agencies in the world, must have a strong brand to succeed in today’s noisy marketplace. It’s true that a brand is more than a logo, but a strong brand starts with a great logo. But when it comes to logos and other written […]

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Everything Marketers Need To Know To Avoid Violating Copyright Law

Ross Kimbarovsky | October 12th, 2016

Your go-to-guide for respecting copyright law as a marketer.

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 23rd, 2011

Update: If you’d prefer to watch a video about this topic instead of, or in addition to reading this post, here’s the video: How to Avoid Legal Issues When Using Typefaces and Fonts in Your Small Business Logo. The right typeface is often the key to a great logo design, graphic or web design. But there’s […]

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Small Business Legal Issues: Copyright Basics

Ross Kimbarovsky | October 26th, 2009 3020966666_f187384ff1_o-300x298.png

Prior to crowdSPRING, I was a lawyer for 13 years – focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This is the first in what will be a regular feature in our blog discussing important legal issues that impact every small business. What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of legal protection provided to those […]

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How Does crowdSPRING Protect Intellectual Property?

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 22nd, 2009 copyright-238x300.jpg

UPDATED: March 17, 2010. crowdSPRING respects intellectual property – this is one of our core values as a company (before co-founding crowdSPRING, I spent 13 years as an attorney focusing on the protection of intellectual property, for clients around the world). People often ask what crowdSPRING does to protect intellectual property. The Q&A below shares […]

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Inspiration and imitation

Chris | August 20th, 2008 warhol_soup-300x188.jpg

In our continuing discussion of copyright, imitation and inspiration, I’ve decided to throw in my two cents. Hi, I’m Chris, one of the developers here at crowdSPRING. While I may spend most of my days making and breaking portions of our site, I did manage (and still try) to dedicate a small portion of my […]

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Concept Copying – A Primer (Part 2 of 3)

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 12th, 2008 askville-300x99.jpg

In part 1 of our discussion about concept copying, we defined concept copying, and illustrated an example, from an Apple patent application. Concept copying is a very important subject in the design community – both for professionals and non-professionals. After all, while it’s commonly accepted that all design is inspired by other design, mere copying […]

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