Trademark Rights Give Way To Freedom Of Expression

 If you plan to create a work that will include references to famous people, you may well ask will you run into challenges for using such references. A recent 9th Circuit decision offers guidance as to whether your use will withstand the challenge by a...

How Protectable Is Your Domain Name?

No matter what size a business may be, the Internet allows that business to reach a very large market.  While this kind of reach is amazing, intoxicating and can be very lucrative, it does not come without its pitfalls.  In a series of blogs, I have been...

How Far Is Too Far To Police Your Website?

In a previous blog, “Selling Over the Internet May Require Knowing the Law in All 50 States,” I considered a real life situation that exposed an Internet business owner based in New Mexico, who sold cigarettes throughout the United States, to a lawsuit filed in...

A Star VS A Swoosh For A Trademark

When advising my small business clients about what to consider when they adopt a trademark or service mark, I urge them to look for strong characteristics in the mark that will help to differentiate them from their competitors.  In the case of word marks, the...
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