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FL IP attorneyWhen a judge makes a decision in an intellectual property case, the fate of the corporations or parties involved could rest solely on the decision. Whether the case involves trademark disputes, copyright infringements, or language in a contract, the decision made in court will have massive ramifications on the health of your business and your financial future. Because of this, many people immediately want to fight against a court decision that does not go their way. In all reality, combatting a court decision is not always a possibility. In basic terms, one cannot fight appeal a court’s decision simply because it did not go in their favor. In order for an appeal to be processed and heard, the court must have made an error while coming to their judgment. If you are curious about appealing an intellectual property decision, it is important to seek out the assistance of a skilled legal professional.

Filing an Appeal

First and foremost, an attorney will assist you in filing your appeal. If your appeal is viewed as reasonable through the scope of appellate law, you will be granted an opportunity to appeal the court’s decision before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In order for the appeal to be heard, the appeal must be filed correctly. Failure to follow the appellate procedures will result in the appeal being dropped. By allowing your attorney to do the bulk of the legwork on drafting and filing the appeal, you will provide yourself with the best opportunity to be heard in the appellate court. In order for you to win your appeal, the appeal must be made diligently with a high level of detail. Focusing on the finer details in the case can be the difference between winning and losing your case.

Contact a United States Federal Appeals Lawyer

Facing the fact that a court’s decision did not go the way you expected can be challenging. This is especially true as it pertains to intellectual property decisions, due to the corporate ramifications of these decisions. If you are interested in appealing a court decision, it is incredibly important to act quickly. Speaking with your attorney in a diligent fashion can provide them with the opportunity to develop a well-crafted appeal, that will give you the best opportunity to reverse the decision. Attorney John Nelson fully understands the ramifications that an intellectual property decision can have on your business, and would be happy to discuss whether or not appealing the decision is a plausible option in your case. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with an experienced United States cyber law attorney, call us today at 1-800-440-5536.

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Florida cyberlaw attorneyOnline reseller agreements have become a popular business model in recent years. Formed between a product owner and an online reseller, these agreements can produce substantial and incremental income for both parties. Success, however, is heavily dependent on having a well-written online reseller contract.

The Basics of Online Reseller Agreements in Florida

An online reseller is responsible for attracting customers and taking orders for the product. The reseller may obtain orders through their own website and/or through an online marketplace website, such as Amazon or eBay, depending on the terms of the agreement.

The product owner may be a large manufacturer,  U.S. distributor, or even an artisan. The product owner is responsible for shipping orders directly to the end customer. In the case of digital products, such as software or photographs, a customer may download their purchase from either the reseller’s website or the owner’s website, depending on how the reseller agreement is written.

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Florida copyright attorneyVirtually every business produces something that needs federal copyright protection, if only in the form of their business website. Thousands of businesses, large and small, base the bulk of their business on copyrighted works that range from knitting patterns to photographs to music videos. To protect their valuable intellectual property, they rely on the U.S. Copyright Office.

You might wonder exactly what the U.S. Copyright Office does. A dig into this agency’s fiscal year 2017 report revealed some interesting insights.

The Mission of the U.S. Copyright Office

The Copyright Office has the important job of “promoting the progress of science … by securing for limited times to authors … the exclusive right to their respective writings” as envisioned by the U.S. Constitution.

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Florida copyright attorneyWhen you have a great idea for a copyrightable work and you want to make money from it, take action to protect your intellectual property (IP) before a copycat has a chance to get their hands on it.

How IP Theft Can Happen to a Start-Up Business

Copycats can come from unexpected places, as one pair of digital entrepreneurs learned the hard way.

To fully develop and market their product, they needed the expertise and facilities of several third-party vendors. Those outside vendors helped get the idea off the ground. The founders were excited as their business steadily grew.

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