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Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., April 2000
Domain Names & Trademarks »

If you’re a writer, publisher, Web site designer, or site owner and if you own, claim to own, use or want to use intellectual property on the Internet, then you must have at least a short but functional knowledge of how the United States trademark, copyright, and other laws—as well as various state laws—may apply …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., December 1999
Giving Up Your Rights »

Without knowing it, publishers, Web site designers, and others may find that they have unintentionally given up valuable rights when they enter into a contract. What often seems like innocuous language, something publishers and designers believe they have seen countless times, may turn out to have expensive consequences.Just one example: Those provisions in an agreement …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., July 1999
Are Your Invoices Legally Sufficient? »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. Many publishers routinely issue invoices to purchasers such as bookstores, wholesalers and the like but fail to recognize …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D. , April 1999
The Cover Artist/Illustrator Contract »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. In what appears to be a frequently occurring situation, publishers seem to pay cover artists and illustrators to …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., February 1999
Trademark Law: An Overview »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. The United States trademark laws, when combined with our federal copyright as well as state and federal unfair …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., October 1998
The Need for Vision »

In the 24+ years that I have been practicing law, I have seen that rights owners or other contracting parties frequently fail to exhibit a wide vision of the market for their product or service. As a result, they often make deals that manifest that lack of vision and end up giving away or failing …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., August 1998
Fair Use »

  Don’t you hate it when attorneys say, “Well, it depends . . .”? As publishers, authors, and other creators of intellectual property, and as users of such property, we would like to have certainty when we use protected material. When we decide we want to use some portion of another person’s creative works, either …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., July 1998
The Agency Agreement »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. So you have finally found an agent to represent you and your work. Congratulations! And now the agent …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., March 1998
Foreign Publishing Deals and the European Common Market »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. There are potentially enormous changes coming about in the world of foreign publishing. American publishers should make every …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., January 1998
Book Club Clauses in Publishing Contracts »

Ivan Hoffman (photo right) is a publishing, copyright, Internet law, recording, and music attorney as well as a published writer and author. He practices in the Los Angeles area. You may reach him at ivan@ivanhoffman.com or 818/342-1762. Book clubs can be a source of additional and even substantial income to both the author and publisher. …

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