In my newest article to Music Connection, “Will Lady A Need a Plan B? How to Protect Your Band’s Name.” I provide examples of different groups of artists who have come to a crossroads and have needed to decide on band name changes. You can also find steps that can be taken to avoid […]
In my new article for LegalNews.com, “Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?”, I warn businesses to protect themselves from manufacturers. There have been instances in which they have been trademarking their customers products, selling counterfeits, and holding shipments for ransom. Click the link below to read my take on this worldwide problem. Are Foreign Manufacturers […]
In my latest article for QuickRead, I discuss the fair use of trademarks. Sometimes you need to use your competitors’ trademarks to sell your products or services. This is particularly true when you are selling, for example, replacement parts, and need to say that your replacements are compatible with the trademark owners’ products. It can […]
On May 4th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sized over 86,000 Pokémon Action Figurines estimated at $604,000 in value. This takes “Gotta Catch ’em all” to a new level. Just like Nintendo did with Pokémon record your Trademark with U.S. Customs to catch unlawful imports before they enter the US. In my new blog for SupplyChainBrain, […]
Originally Published for LEDs Magazine – Link to Original Article. Businesses of all sizes are trying to conserve their cash during the global crisis resulting from the coronavirus, but don’t do it at the expense of intellectual property (IP). There are ways to delay making payments while protecting your valuable trademarks and patents for the […]
Flash of Genius – Spontaneous thoughts from the IP Guy Harry and Meghan have announced they will not use the “Sussex Royal” trademark saga. (Click here for the related article, “Five Royal Trademark Lessons from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”) In the United Kingdom, use of the word “Royal” is reserved for the royal […]
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” more than ten years earlier. They’re now fighting over who has the right to […]
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.