The last few weeks I have had several conversations with prospective clients that have made a major mistake. When conducting their own common law or knockout searches, they found potentially conflicting trademarks. But instead of consulting with an attorney, they then contacted the trademark owner directly. There are various reasons why you might be tempted to … Read more Should I Ever Call a Trademark Owner?
While I serve clients in a wide variety of industries, I’m always a little extra excited to work with new restaurants. It is a difficult and competitive industry, without a doubt. But seeing someone succeed and being able to assist in that is especially rewarding. There are also some unique considerations for restaurant trademarks of … Read more Restaurant Trademark Tips That Will Serve You Well
This blog focuses on the legal aspects of choosing and securing a trademark. But picking a name also comes with several practical questions. One of the most important of these is determining when to purchase domain names. After all, you can end up infringing when you purchase someone else’s trademark as a domain. You also … Read more When Should I Purchase Domain Names?
Intellectual property rights are especially important in the music industry. Musicians are creators, and we primarily think of their work as the songs protected by copyright law. But a musician’s brand is also important, whether that brand consists of a stage name for a solo performer or a band. Band trademarks and stage names have … Read more Band Trademarks: What You Should Know