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When Are Non-Compete Agreements Valid in California?

On August 29, 2019, in Quidel Corporation v. Superior Court of San Diego County (Cal. Ct. App., No. D075217) 2019 WL 4071848 (“Quidel”), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division 1, clarified when noncompete agreements are lawful in...

Is There Still a Public Domain in Copyright Law?

(c) 2012.  Shanen R. Prout.  All rights reserved. In January 2012, the United States Supreme Court held that certain original works of authorship that enter the public domain can have their copyrights restored.  The case is Golan v. Holder, Case No. 10-545 (Jan. 18,...

Legal Issues Every Artist Should Be Aware Of

(c) 2012.  Shanen R. Prout.  All rights reserved. Registering artwork with the U.S. Copyright Office provides important benefits Copyright registration with the United States Copyright Office is not a condition of copyright protection; however, there are advantages to...

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