I was thinking just the other day about how general practitioners or even transactional law attorneys often screw things up for their clients when they start messing with intellectual property issues. While they may grasp the broad issues, there are far too many trips and traps to go wandering through the IP jungle without at least a knowledgeable guide.
I then had a plate o’ shrimp moment purusing Ron Coleman’s informative Likelihood of Confusion blog. Apparently a couple guys at Sheppard Mullin were thinking the same thing Rush and I were. Check out the blog post The Top Ten Ways Copyright Law Can Mess Up Your Transaction. While you are at it, you might want to extrapolate those fine points regarding copyright to patent, trademark, trade secret and cyberlaw as well.