Beware the Copyright Trolls

Beware the Copyright Trolls

Have you ever received an email that goes something like this: My name is Jennifer Doe of Doe Law Office. Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on copyright-protected images owned by my client. Please view this document with the links to my...
Trademark Risk Assessment

Trademark Risk Assessment

If you own or run a business, you understand clearly that consumers expect fast delivery. Customers can order food online and have it delivered to their door within an hour or less. A package from Amazon can arrive the same day as the order is placed. Click online and...
Merchandising Your Trademark

Merchandising Your Trademark

One of my favorite comedies from the last century is Spaceballs, the Mel Brooks spoof on Star Wars. As the lead characters, Lone Starr and Barf, rescue heroine and damsel-in-distress Princess Vespa, they come across the stock sage character, Yogurt (played by Brooks),...
Understanding Use As A Trademark

Understanding Use As A Trademark

If you’re trying to understand trademark use, start by picking up a piece of fine pottery, china or glassware. Chances are, you’ll find the trademark imprinted on the bottom – such as Belleek®, Wedgewood® or Waterford®. The mark may not be emblazoned on the...