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Always in the news: Kardashians embroiled in trademark lawsuit

Even a person whose media savviness is confined through nothing more than an occasional glance at news headlines or a brief foray online to scour what's making the rounds on Internet sites knows a thing or two -- OK, maybe a thousand things -- about the Kardashian sisters.

At issue: assessing ownership of entertainment work product

The acknowledgment that intellectual property -- whether a copyright, trademark or patent -- belongs to "A" and not to "B" can be a very big deal, of course. The owner has the right to profit (either through use or from another's licensed use) from a creative spark, mark or process, whether in music, theater, business or any other industry.