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
There are many reasons why St. Louis and Chicago make for good Midwestern rival cities. There’s the Cardinals/Cubs baseball rivalry. There is also the Blackhawks/Blues rivalry (which is really just the reverse of the Cardinals/Cubs). These two cities have been major economic competitors, as well. But most people are not aware of the more recent … Read moreBILLY GOAT Trademark Dispute Continues St. Louis/Chicago Rivalry
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 moreWhen Should I Purchase Domain Names?