Month: September 2021

Social media is a great way to build your brand, connect with customers, and share your message. But social media sites can be a free-for-all for your business’s intellectual property (e.g., trademarks and copyrighted materials), if you’re not careful. Protect your IP in 6 steps. Register your business across social media platforms. More is better....

Practical and Legal Options to Address a Breach of Contract Communicate with the other party. Consider practical solutions. Negotiate to find a resolution. Involve a neutral party to facilitate a compromise. Send a written notice of your complaints. Get a court or arbitrator involved.

Federal trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is a worthwhile investment for businessowners looking to protect a unique logo, brand name, or product name from use by other similar businesses. There are two basic requirements that a mark owner must meet before applying to register: Registration is available only for marks...

Wondering whether you're using a trademark that could be protected by a federal registration? Below are the categories of marks recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as a list of some to avoid, plus examples. Yes, go for it: • Word—Twitter® (brand name) and Big Mac® (product name) • Design—logos...