Are you starting a business? Or maybe you have an existing business? The first step for most aspiring entrepreneurs is registration of their new business name with the local secretary of state’s office. If a new business venture uses a name that is not the same as the...
From Wicked Good Cupcakes® to Squatty Potty®, the tv series Shark Tank® has taken some of the most innovative ideas from entrepreneurs and turned them into sensational hits in the market. Each of the “sharks” who presents an offer to the inventor is a successful...
It arrives in an unassuming envelope, usually with the return address of an unknown attorney’s office. It may come by certified mail, look like junk mail, or come across as something you barely notice at all. Opening this letter and reading the contents may send your...
Since the practice of modern trademark law began in the U.S. in the early 19th century, the industry has seen a variety of changes and evolutionary advancements. Most significant of these in the last 15 years has been the proliferation of the Internet and its...
As the registered owner of a trademark, you may have already received an official-looking letter from an organization you don’t recognize but who presents themselves as a government agency. This letter discusses your registered trademarks and suggests that additional...
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) has announced that it will increase fees up to $75 per class in 2020. This will result in higher fees for organizations filing for trademark registration. How does this affect my business? For every registration filed, the...
Your business reputation is everything. The good will you generate is a result of hard work, excellent customer service and quality work. The last thing you need is another business trading on your name.
While no one wants to spend resources simply to maintain what belongs to them, failure to enforce the rights in your brand can lead to the loss of those rights.
Finding that perfect domain name is challenging. It seems like the best ones have been taken, or, even more frustrating, they are for sale for an outrageous amount of money.
Stop infringers from hurting your business by winning back control over your mark. Our experienced team can help you with the legal process to force a third party to turn over their infringing domain name.
Your brand is your most valuable asset. Treat it that way by putting it in the hands of an expert, someone who understands your goals and your challenges.
With over 20 years of experience in trademark law, we are the experts your brand deserves. We keep up with all the changes in the law and the markets. We know (and mitigate) the risks to your brand and your business.
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