Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Huge congrats to my client Simone Torres for her first GRAMMY nomination for her engineering of “I Like It” by Cardi B winner of the 2019 GRAMMy Award for best Rap Album!

Black Enterprise - Feature

[BLACK ENTERPRISE] I was recently interviewed by @blackenterprise and had the opportunity to share what makes my law practice unique and a bit about my passions outside of the office.

How Do I Protect My Idea? Do I Need a Trademark or Copyright?

How Do I Protect My Idea? Do I Need a Trademark or Copyright?

You have a great idea for a t-shirt. How do you stop someone from making knock offs?

You have a concept for a dope event or workshop. How do you stop people from copying your event?

You wrote a song, took pictures, wrote an article. How do you stop people on the internet from stealing and reposting it without your permission or paying?

You just came up with an idea for an app or product you KNOW would sell. How do you get help building it and stop people from stealing it once they find out what you’re building?

Here’s the good & bad of protecting ideas and whether you need a copyright or a trademark to do it.

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

In case you missed the buzz on Twitter last week. The internet exploded when Jacquees’ cover of “Trip” by Ella Mai was removed from Soundcloud and Youtube. While the internet decided it was a hater move on the part of Ella Mai, her label made it clear it was business related and she had no say in the matter.

A better description is that it was a LEGAL matter. As T-Pain pointed out you CANNOT monetize material that does not belong to you. In simple words that is THEFT in legal terms it is copyright infringement.

So how do artists cover other people’s songs all the time and how was THIS different?

Follow the jump to find out!