Trademark Law Is Not A DIY Affair, And That’s OK

Trademark Law Is Not A DIY Affair, And That’s OK

When a new client calls about a project or question regarding their mark, they are often apologetic. “Sorry, I don’t know much about trademarks and the registration process,” they will tell me. While I appreciate their willingness to learn and provide me with relevant...
The Value Of Enforcing Trademarks

The Value Of Enforcing Trademarks

Early in my career, I worked with large companies, including a Hollywood studio and major automotive brand who spent millions of dollars annually to enforce their trademark rights. Since I began practicing law, that budget has only increased. As trademark owners with...
Trademarks & Phrases

Trademarks & Phrases

From punchlines to tweets and meme themes, most everyone has a moment where they were told “You should trademark that!”  However, despite what you may have been led to believe, simply using a phrase in social media, on a t-shirt, tote bag, or coffee mug does not...