Monthly Archives: April 2017

First DTSA Verdict was for a Recipe Misappropriated by a Contract Manufacturer

Almost a year ago, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act ( DTSA) was adopted to strengthen protection for businesses whose proprietary data and information is misappropriated despite its affirmative efforts to protect it. Note that last part:  in order to … Continue reading

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5 Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Brand Assets

You may be doing some spring cleaning at home or in your yard as the winter seasons fades away. Now that tax season is over, it is a great time to to do some spring cleaning at your business. One … Continue reading

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“Reserve” Variations May Not Be Protectable as Trademarks

“Reserve” is a common term used in the hospitality industry by hotels and restaurants. Common terms are difficult to register as trademarks if they have a connection in the mind of the consumer to the product or service. In that … Continue reading

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