August
21st 2017

Is There Insurance Coverage for this Intellectual Property Claim: The Exception to the IP Exclusion

Most policyholders do not think insurance when faced with an intellectual property claim. That is a mistake. While it is true that many commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy forms, including the 2001 and 2007 Insurance Service Office (“ISO”) forms, have the Intellectual Property Exclusion – you should not end your coverage inquiry there.... Read More

August
18th 2017

Four TRZ Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Honors

Four Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA attorneys have been ranked among the nation’s most prominent by U.S. News Media Group's Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms report for 2018.... Read More

July
18th 2017

Computer-Aided Design Does Not Make You a Copyright Cad

Architects, designers and developers in the age of computer-aided design (CAD) are understandably uncertain about copyright protection for architectural plans, criteria drawings, layouts and other instruments of service. A recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found that copyright infringement did not arise from layering another architect's prototype plans into a CAD file and using them as part of a "tool kit" to create new architectural plans because the new plans were not shown to be substantially similar to the prototype plans.... Read More

August
21st 2017

Is There Insurance Coverage for this Intellectual Property Claim: The Exception to the IP Exclusion

Most policyholders do not think insurance when faced with an intellectual property claim. That is a mistake. While it is true that many commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy forms, including the 2001 and 2007 Insurance Service Office (“ISO”) forms, have the Intellectual Property Exclusion – you should not end your coverage inquiry there.... Read More

August
18th 2017

Four TRZ Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Honors

Four Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA attorneys have been ranked among the nation’s most prominent by U.S. News Media Group's Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms report for 2018.... Read More

July
18th 2017

Computer-Aided Design Does Not Make You a Copyright Cad

Architects, designers and developers in the age of computer-aided design (CAD) are understandably uncertain about copyright protection for architectural plans, criteria drawings, layouts and other instruments of service. A recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found that copyright infringement did not arise from layering another architect's prototype plans into a CAD file and using them as part of a "tool kit" to create new architectural plans because the new plans were not shown to be substantially similar to the prototype plans.... Read More

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