Washington Redskins, Football And The Constitution

Wow – the recent decision from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) cancelling several Washington Redskins trademarks has sent shockwaves through the Washington, DC area. With the team’s headquarters and training facilities located in Virginia, where they generate lots of revenue, residents—and the commonwealth itself—seem to be taking the…

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Drawing the Architectural Copyright Lines
The "other" Chongqing project

Drawing the Architectural Copyright Lines

Architectural Inspiration or Unlawful Imitation? In the United States and other countries adhering to the Berne Convention (including China), copyright laws protect certain buildings and building design plans as "architectural works." But while architectural works are protectable, it's sometimes hard to distinguish those aspects of the building design that are…

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