Craft Breweries Get Fractious About “Innovation”

Trademark disputes are very common in the business world. Most of the time, these disputes are worked out quietly between the affected parties. If, however, the trademark dispute is between an independent business and a corporate giant, and information about the dispute ends up on social media, then it quickly… Read more

Make a Brand, Protect a Brand

Good branding must start with the CEO, says Fran Kelly of CEOVIEW Branding. He says CEOs must become “Brand Champions” in order to be the most successful CEO they can be. Kelly says that the desire for and demand for superior branding must come from the top. By making better… Read more

Can Taylor Swift Trademark Her Lyrics?

Taylor Swift recently applied to trademark several phrases from her songs. In doing so, she is breaking new ground in testing the limits of the law. It is becoming very common for recording artists and performers to think of themselves as their own personal corporations and brands. Because of peer-to-peer… Read more

Is It Worth Getting a Trademark? Time Will Tell

In today’s increasingly digitized markets, small businesses can go from mom and pop operations to household names nearly overnight. Take the food industry’s hot-ticket item of the moment, Sriracha. Changes are, anywhere from high-end sushi restaurants to specialty burger bars and everywhere in between, you’ve come across the sizzling, sweet… Read more

Can A Comic Strip Make Patent Law Interesting?

Patent law is not something that most people find all that entertaining. Or all that easy to understand, for that matter. Until now. Together, an artist and law researcher have teamed up to create Law Comics, a comic series that makes famous legal cases easy for the general public to… Read more

Samsung Takes on NVIDIA and 10 Others in Patent Litigation Case

In certain technology circles, NVIDIA is a household name. They are the current market leaders in dedicated graphics chips for computers, they have had graphics processors in various home video game consoles, they have effectively cornered the professional workstation market, and they even have a series of powerful and successful… Read more

Online Copyright Infringement Can be Tricky

The internet can be a wild and wonderful place. Spreading from its humble roots 20 years ago into a world-changing, omnipresent, integral thing, it has encircled the entire globe and affects most of our everyday lives. Being as new as it is, however, there are a lot of things about… Read more

Intellectual Property . . . and CHOCOLATE?

Intellectual property and CHOCOLATE.  Rarely do two of my favorite topics converge, and yet for the last few days I’ve watched my newsfeed light up with commentary about the recent Hershey’s versus Cadbury debacle.   Few, however, provide a detailed look at what started the problem:  Hershey’s litigation complaint in the… Read more

Celebrating Arizona Inventors

In the last few years, we have heard a growing number of cases involving young children dying as a result of being left in a hot vehicle. In 2013 alone, 44 children across the country died of heat stroke because they were left in a hot vehicle. In Arizona, with… Read more

Copyright Infringement, a Startup’s Worst Nightmare

Many businesses in today’s increasingly connected marketplace find ways to relate and bridge together in various capacities. In our increasingly digital workforce, many companies are forming concepts and business models around existing goods and services, and many startup ventures are procuring creative digital services around established businesses and products already… Read more

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