Should An Artist Trademark Their Name? [Part I]

One question artists, photographers, designers, and musicians always seem to ask is whether they should trademark their name.  In many cases, an artist’s personal name is also their company name. That name is a corporate asset with real tangible value, and protecting it is an important...

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When Do My Angry Statements Become Defamation?

Whenever an artist or writer portrays a living person in an unflattering light, they are likely to receive a letter or angry phone call saying things like “I am going to sue you for defamation” or “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” along with plethora of swear words. It sounds pretty...

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