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 moreShould I Ever Call a Trademark Owner?
While many of my posts revolve around the dangers of DIY trademark services, sometimes I like to switch things up. Occasionally, I like to look at what the customers of these services (like LegalZoom, Trademarkia, and LegalForce) are saying. Spoiler alert: it’s usually not very good. For transparency, I found these reviews on Trademark Engine’s … Read moreTrademark Engine Reviews Reveal Unhappy Customers
Many parts of the U.S. federal government have shut down this 2018 holiday season, due to political disagreement over the budget. This issue is likely to spill over into early 2019. However, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will, at least temporarily, remain open during the shutdown. According to the USPTO, it has … Read moreTrademark Office Open During Government Shutdown
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 moreRestaurant Trademark Tips That Will Serve You Well