Is Satire or Mimicking a Trademark Protected under Fair Use? **Attorney Advertising**

Freedom of expression means that the government doesn’t interfere with an individual’s right to express their thoughts or feelings, so long as the expression doesn’t invoke or cause any immediate harm or danger. You can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater, but you can create an entire three-act opera making fun of a public figure […]

What’s a Provisional Application for Patent? **Attorney Advertising**

Patent infringement is a costly problem for inventors and businesses, and by the time the problem is discovered, it can be very costly to litigate and solve for all parties involved. However, there is a way to ensure that inventors can stake their claim as the first person to create an invention. A provisional patent […]

What You Can Do to Avoid Trademark Dilution **Attorney Advertising**

A strong trademark is likely to keep your product from being confused with another, but it can still cause harm to your brand if someone else uses your trademark to sell something unrelated to your product or service. You may be on the lookout for others who may be infringing on your trademark but, it […]

Help! I’m Being Accused of Patent Infringement! ** Attorney Advertising **

It’s never a good day when an inventor, engineer, or business owner is accused of infringing on someone’s patent. Perhaps you did something wrong. Maybe your actions were unintentional, or maybe the infringement claim itself is bogus.  Let’s dig into some of the common reasons why you may be accused of patent infringement and what […]

The Infringement I Caught On Camera in Mexico

I’m back from a trip to Mexico, and I snapped this shot to share with you.  This shoe brand logo looks strikingly similar to Nike’s, doesn’t it? Every time I travel to another country, I’m shocked by the infringements and counterfeits I see of US brands.  So many of us business owners are focused on […]

5 Major Intellectual Property Mistakes Businesses Make

In working with small businesses we consistently see mistakes that the owners of these businesses could easily avoid if only they were made aware.  Here are 5 Intellectual Property mistakes to know and avoid: 1. Picking the Wrong Brand Name. When you start your business and choose a name, more thought should go into this […]

Pesky Counterfeiters Steal Market Share

Products and services are always being counterfeited and technological advancements have actually simplified the process for infringing designers.  The Internet has made the purchase of counterfeit goods accessible to anyone with a mouse and keyboard. Protecting a company’s patents, copyrights, and trademarks can be very complicated. To learn more about how companies are fighting back, […]