The USPTO Says My Trademark is Confusingly Similar to Another. Now What? **Attorney Advertising **
One of the most common reasons that the United States Patent and Trademark Office will refuse an application for a trademark is that the mark in question is “confusingly similar” to a trademark that is already federally registered or to a pending application owned by another party under Section 2(d) Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion, […]
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 […]
CAN-SPAM: Why It Could End Up Costing You $16,000
Have you ever found yourself on some company’s email list and you can’t remember ever signing up for it? Maybe the content interests you, maybe it doesn’t, but either way, you promise yourself you’ll be more careful about what you sign up for in the future. This seems to happen to people all the time—and […]
5 Ways to Increase Your Profit This Year
Anyone can start a business, but growing and sustaining that business requires a lot of time, patience, and hard work. If you think you might have what it takes, keep reading… Here are five things you and every other small business owner should do to increase profits and move well beyond the point of success […]
Finding Great Business Solutions Means Finding Great Resources
When you are starting, operating, or expanding your own business you will most likely need information, advice, and good resources. NYC Business Solutions is one of those resources we love to tell small business operators about. From developing business ideas to staying in business once you are up and running, NYC Business Solutions is dedicated […]
Creating and Maintaining a Corporate “Veil” – Keeping your business expenses separate from your personal.
Tax time is upon us and now is the time of year that many business owners find themselves reviewing their business and personal expense records. Unfortunately, it can also be the time that they may be realizing that they should have been better about separating the two. It is not uncommon for small businesses to […]
2014! Time to set your New Years Business Goals!
The New Year is here and with it comes the opportunity to establish your New Year Business Goals! Whether you are starting a new business or your company is already up and running, taking a moment to set yourself up for future success is always a good idea. In order to help you achieve your […]
No Mercy For Starbucks in Federal Appellate Court
Coffee giant Starbucks was defeated in federal appeals court by a small coffee manufacturer in New Hampshire. The case was initiated twelve years ago when a small coffee company was sued by the colossal corporation for selling a coffee called Charbucks. The initial decision was not overturned by the appellate court because the defense failed […]
Now Is the Time
Your intangible assets are valuable. Now is the time to protect them. If you have developed proprietary materials such as slide shows, bullet-point lists, logos, manuscripts, or any other intellectually-based content, it’s critical that you protect your assets! The future of your business depends on it. Seek the advice of legal counsel to guide you […]
The New York Trademarked Cronut!
People wait in line for hours to get a chance to taste the trademarked New York Cronut from the Dominique Ansel Bakery. This cream-filled croissant-doughnut’s demand wipes out the bakery’s supply daily and, not surprisingly, some duplications of the Cronut have popped up since its creation. However, because Dominique Ansel had the forethought to file […]