In the last issue, we began a discussion of intellectual property issues, and the need for event planners to protect their copyrights and trademarks. The discussion continues here. In the U.S., trademark rights arise when someone begins using a mark in commerce in connection with particular goods or services. Simply by being the first to use a particular trademark or service mark, one becomes the owner of the mark, entitled to certain common law rights, including the right to stop others ...

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