Dirty Words - The Trademark Office Can't Stop Them!
In a departure from the government’s prohibition of indecent content broadcast on air, the Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of the trademark law that prohibited the registration of scandalous and immoral trademarks, and allowed the registration of FUCT....more
We're Celebrating Our Fifth Anniversary!
May 2019 marks five years since I started this law practice. I'm so proud of the firm's accomplishments, and thankful to my clients, colleagues, family and friends....more
I Can’t Believe I’m Writing An Article About Fortnite!
In December 2018, Rapper 2 Milly, Alfonso Ribeiro and Backpack Kid all sued Epic Games for copyright infringement, alleging that Epic Games used their dances in the Fortnite game without permission. But are those dance moves even protected by copyright? Maybe not....more
How Much Will it Cost to Clear and Register a Trademark in the United States?
Clients frequently want to know how much it will cost to register a trademark. The answer is always: “it depends.” Here are some of the factors that can affect the cost of trademark clearance and registration in the United States....more
How Long Will it Take to Register a Trademark in the United States?
Clients frequently want to know how long it will take to register a trademark in the United States. Though actual times may vary, this article provides some estimates, and factors that can delay the registration of a trademark....more
Game of Thrones vs. Trump
HBO's response to a tweet by Trump teaches us how to take advantage of the immediacy of social media to manage trademarks and reputations....more