What to Know When Seeking to Trademark a Foreign Word or Phrase **Attorney Advertising**

Coming up with a unique name for a brand, good, or service that can ultimately be trademarked is challenging. To stand out, and apart, from competitors and those who may already have intellectual property rights, some business owners will look to foreign words that aren’t commonly known or understood by English-speaking consumers to represent their […]

How to Record Your Trademark with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol **Attorney Advertising**

Every day, counterfeit goods are imported into the United States from bad actors abroad. Common examples you may think of include knock-off Louis Vuitton purses or fake Nike shoes manufactured in China. The importation of such goods not only threatens the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, but it also causes confusion amongst consumers, and may even […]

YouTube Copyright Strikes: What to Know **Attorney Advertising**

If you receive a “copyright strike” from YouTube, it means that someone claiming to be the copyright owner has filed a legal takedown request with the platform, alleging infringement. If you are indeed violating someone’s copyright, YouTube will likely remove your video in order to comply with federal law. The mere removal of your video […]

Is a Product Superior Because it’s “Patent Pending?” **Attorney Advertising**

Tune into any episode of Shark Tank and you’ll hear contestants proudly working into their pitch that their invention is “patent pending,” as if this implies that the product is superior in some way and should be given an extra look by the sharks. Or maybe you’ve recently shopped on Amazon, and you’ve noticed sellers […]

3 Steps to Protect Ownership of Your Social Media Accounts **Attorney Advertising**

It’s not uncommon for employees or consultants to run a company’s socials media. But, without careful attention to the details, this arrangement can cause trouble for the business or brand if the person running the account decides to quit or gets fired in the future. The nightmare scenario that we unfortunately see too often is […]