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Inclusiveness Invigorates Innovation 
FishBits: Mini Article Volume 24, Issue 11

June is Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. The United States Patent and Trademark Office flies the Pride Flag and promotes the Pride community’s contributions with programming offered annually.

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Dressed to Travel
FishBits: Mini Article Volume 23, Issue 19

Trademarks travel. In many ways, that’s one of the primary purposes of a trademark—to distribute the reputation of the brand’s owner widely and efficiently. It is for this reason that trademark registrations issued by the U.S. Trademark Office are entitled to nationwide rights.

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Public Service Announcement: No. Mailing Something to Yourself is Not a Substitute for Copyright Registration or a Patent.
FishBits: Mini Article Volume 23, Issue 2

This practice is often called the “Poor Man’s Copyright” and the idea has been around for a long time. The theory is that mailing a copy of a work to yourself will provide you with certain legal rights akin to a copyright registration so long as the envelope remains sealed and bears a postmark by the United States Postal Service.

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My name is Sir Finnegan, known as Finny to my school of family and friends. I am an academic interested in a wide range of topics and endeavors. My goal is to approach education in a way that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math to guide critical thinking while igniting discussion. I am also an explorer. I love to travel, although no wise fish will go anywhere without a porpoise. Nevertheless, I am always listening for tails of new opportunities! With the able assistance of my colleagues at Fishman Stewart, I curate a pop culture view of creativity with the goal of fostering innovation. While I am always bubbling up content, my goal is not to muddy the waters! If you are not already a recipient, take a peek at our FishTank® and FishBits® newsletter offerings. Let minnow what you think. Finally, not wanting you to be a fish out of water, Fishman Stewart is constantly scaling up a wide range of educational papers. They can be found at www.tackleboxinsights.com. I hope you find them a different kettle of fish than what you might typically find elsewhere.