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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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Avoiding Trademark Pitfalls

Why Not Use A Low Cost Online Provider for your Trademark Registration? When someone wants to protect, they don’t just need a simple registration form completed and then filed. Frankly, anyone can complete a form. However, even a well prepared … Continue reading

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Information is Power

Information is Power Information is power. When you are adopting a new product name, you need information to make informed decisions and minimize the risk of problems down the line. Problems can, and generally do, cost thousands of dollars and … Continue reading

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Federal Craft Beverage Trademark Protection May Be In Peril

Federal Craft Beverage Trademark Protection May Be In Peril The “Flatizza” mark was applied for by Readi Spaghetti, a restaurant in Washington. Two months later the Subway franchise Doctor’s Associates Inc. applied for the same mark and filed an opposition … Continue reading

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Beware of Trademark Scams!

Our law firm has received a number of inquiries related to recent trademark scam. One of our business clients, Lugia’s Ice Cream, has kindly sent us documents to show all of our clients. These scams will pull your contact information … Continue reading

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Trademarks are Secret Weapon of Celebrities

Celebrities are getting trademark savvy by registering marks before others get the idea to capitalize on popular phrases and lyrics by putting them on T-Shirts, shot glasses and other products. Musicians, sports coaches, athletes and politicians want to capitalize on … Continue reading

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This Bud Is For You: Limited Trademark Options For Marijuana Businesses

Marijuana related businesses cannot register federal trademarks. Trafficking in marijuana is prohibited by the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Any schedule 1 drug cannot meet the standard of legal use of the mark in interstate commerce even in states where medical … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is at an all-time high with the internet as a major global retail hub.  The problem with counterfeit goods is that they are usually inferior quality and dilute the brand and its reputation with the consumer as a source … Continue reading

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A&E Television Studies Sue for Trademark Infringement over Duck Dynasty Slogan, “My Favorite Color is Camo”

Hard to believe, but even big companies like A&E forget to do trademark clearance searches before they launch new products.  In this case, there was a federally registered mark for “My favorite color’s camo” (emphasis added).  A&E started selling Duck … Continue reading

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