Raise a Glass and Protect Your Assets!

Not just anyone can brew the perfect beer. It takes the right person (or team) years to develop the right recipe. You bring quality and your customers love you for it! If you have a proprietary recipe, it’s important to take steps to ensure that it is protected. If not, you are putting yourself and […]

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 […]

Apple Sued for Copying Google Technology

Google took Apple, Inc to the Court of International Trade claiming infringement of several features that showed up in Apple’s iPhone technology. The supposed infringements were directed towards the method of preventing a user’s head from accidentally activating the touch screen while talking on the phone. The court did not find Apple guilty of infringement. […]

Protecting Your Creativity

You’ve just created a beautiful work of art; a song, a play, a painting, a novel. What can you do? Protect it with copyright You’ve just created a new machine- that makes the world a better place. What can you do? Protect it with a patent You’ve just created a logo for your company- It […]

Mommy Wine Trademark Fight!

Reuters reports on a trademark legal battle between rival wine sellers that are creating brands focused on mothers. Winery Clos Lachance Wines wanted the court to declare that its “Mommyjuice” does not violate the trademark of “Mommy’s Time Out”. The term “Mommy” is a generic word and the use thereof is not likely to be […]

Don’t Delay in Protecting your Products and Brands

Don’t Delay in Protecting your Products and Brands Some inventors and business owners find reasons to justify not filing for a patent or trademark when they should. They may think they do not have enough money to handle the expense, they have put it on the back burner to focus on other matters, or they […]

Trademark Registration is NOT guaranteed.

It can be easy to get excited about your company’s new Trademark, but before you get too attached to the mark it is important to remember that registration is not guaranteed. Registration may be refused for many reasons, but there are two things you can do to better your chances of success: 1- Hire an […]

What are the differences between Copyrights and Trademarks?

Well, both copyrights and trademarks are forms of protection for intellectual property, however, they protect different types of assets. A copyright protects original works which include artistic and literary works along with a variety of other original creations. Trademarks, on the other hand, protect items such as words, names, symbols, logos, and other items that […]