Ep #2: Intellectual Property Urban Legends -Taking on Myths About IP in Popular Culture
This week on IP Goes Pop!, Joseph Gushue, Shareholder with Volpe Koenig, joins fellow Shareholder Michael Snyder to talk about IP “urban legends.” What is an IP urban legend? That would be misinformation circulating about patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets that sounds right, but is not quite right (certainly not from a legal standpoint).
In this episode, Michael and Joe surveyed colleagues, friends, and family and collected their IP urban legends and questions. With the help of Joe’s encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, Michael and Joe try to set the record straight.
02:52 What is “Patent Pending”?
09:10 Mailing your idea to yourself in a letter- do that do anything?
13:09 What is patent marking?
16:03 Is all fair in love and the internet? The Doctrine of Fair Use
22:50 Is the internet “the public domain”?
24:57 When can you use the copyright symbol, © ?
25:58 When can you use the registered trademark symbol, ® ?