Author: Jeffrey Cadwell

Jeffrey Cadwell

Jeff advises clients on the availability, registrability, and strength of proposed trademarks in both the United States and abroad, and assists clients with developing strategies for protecting and enforcing their trademark rights. He also counsels on copyright issues, and obtains copyright registrations for clients.

Music Public Performance Rights: Ignore That Licensing Offer from ASCAP or BMI at Your Peril

In the music world, performance rights organizations (“PROs”) serve an intermediary function between songwriters and music publishers and third parties who perform the protected works publicly. Among the largest PROs in the United States are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), Broadcast continue reading...

Time to Face the .MUSIC

And the new top level domain names just keep on coming. As our readers may know, ICANN, the organization that operates the internet domain name system, authorized the launch of the New gTLD Program – the largest expansion of the generic top-level domain name (“gTLD”) continue reading...

DMCA Agent Registration Reminder

If your company hosts any type of user generated content on a website, then you should appoint and record a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of safe harbor provisions set forth in the Copyright Act. As we continue reading...