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 moreBand Trademarks: What You Should Know
While we most often think of trademarks as names, logos, or slogans, there are many other types as well. A scent trademark is exceedingly rare, but does exist. You might think that they would be more common. After all, you frequently hear that scent strongly tied to memory. However, it is difficult to register a … Read moreHasbro Registers Scent Trademark for Play-Doh
In a previous post, I discussed trademark scams and how they are used to defraud individuals and businesses out of large amounts of money. Today I thought I would revisit this issue and provide another example. A client recently came to me with the above PTMI Patent and Trademark Institute notice. I want to use … Read moreSCAM ALERT: Patent and Trademark Institute
One frequent question I get is whether someone can (or should) own a trademark as an individual, or whether they need a corporation, LLC, or other business entity. When applying to register your trademark, this is a question that you will need to answer. There are some good reasons why you should create a business … Read moreDo I Need a Business Entity for My Trademark?