Obamas Face Setback in Trademark Dispute

Obama Trademark Case: Six Lessons Learned by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy The New York Times reported that former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama had filed to register the trademark, “Higher Ground,” for their entertainment company. But they were refused. Hanisya Massey got their first. She registered “Higher Ground” […]

LET’S KILL ALL THE LAWYERS

The English language can be challenging. Words can have different meanings for different readers. Even with great care, words that seem clear can be interpreted in different ways. Let’s not kill all the lawyers. Just understand that language is tough to interpret.

The US Patent System Knocked Out of Top Ten

The US Patent System Knocked Out of Top Ten by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy The annual U.S. Chamber International IP Index is fresh off the presses. The United States ranked 12th, behind Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The scores were close, Singapore the […]

US Postal Service Guilty of Copyright Infringement . . . Again!

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy Oops! They did it again! Don’t let your business get caught up in a copyright lawsuit. They’re messy and expensive. And it could happen to you. Copyrights are everywhere in business; for example, copyrights are on your website, product pictures and descriptions, annual reports, brochures, software, and […]

Supreme Court Gives Patent Owners Big Win

Supreme Court Gives Patent Owners Big Win by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held that a patent owner can collect lost foreign profits for use of an infringing product outside the United States. The case involved WesternGeco LLC suit against ION Geophysical Corporation for […]