Procrastinating on Your Trademark Application Will Cost You

For a busy entrepreneur, trademark protection may be the last thing on your mind. It’s understandable. You’ve got a to-do list longer than the Great Wall of China and you keep adding more to it everyday. But since you’ve taken the time out of your over-packed schedule to sit and ...

Trademark Law Leaves Cannabis Brands in a Sticky Situation

Marijuana has now been “legalized” in one form or another by almost 30 states.  While, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, many folks feel the train has left the station for the legalization of marijuana.  However, that train clearly has not reached the end of the line. Responding to these state efforts, ...

The Value of a Trademark Attorney

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you tend to be a “do-it-yourself-er.” We get that. You’re smart, capable and in most cases, trying to get a business started on a shoestring budget. The thing that sets apart the truly successful entrepreneur from the others is the ability to know where to spend ...

The Trademark Registration Process. What to Expect After your Application is Filed.

When it comes to registering a trademark, a lot of people are under the impression that you fill out the form, pay the fee and your mark is automatically protected. Unfortunately, this type of instant gratification is not the business model of the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). In ...

5-Hour Energy Wins a $20 Million Counterfeit Battle

For most people, the term “counterfeit” brings to mind either fake currency or knockoffs of items such as high-end watches or purses.  However, food and supplement products can also be counterfeited.  While the food/supplement manufacturers face the same risk of financial damage as their counterparts in the fashion and jewelry ...