Overlapping IP Protection: Call for Caution
This post was first published on September 11th, 2012.
Rights and protection are both victim and villain in overlapping. Overlapping and provision of simultaneous or sequential protection for some inventive and creative works have become a part of the expansive Intellectual property law regime. For example, both copyright law and trademark law now protect ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘Miley Cyrus’.