When to Hire A TM Attorney: Your Likeness Has More Value Than You Think
One of the most common mistakes we see are clients waiting until a conflict arises with their brand name or likeness before reaching out. At this point your options are limited, and you may have already forfeited the rights to your own name. Protecting your name or likeness is rarely top of mind for an […]
Maybe We DO Talk About Bruno?
Recent NLRB Decision Significantly Limits Employers’ Use of Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses in Severance Agreements The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an important decision this week that dramatically curtails employers’ abilities to lawfully include confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements. Under this decision, the presence of such clauses in severance agreements can […]
Protect Your (I)Piece of the PII: Why Your Company Needs a Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement for Its Employees and Contractors
Companies spend significant money developing all kinds of valuable assets, such as proprietary products and services, marketing strategies, customer goodwill, and employee training and development. Many companies wrongly assume that the company automatically owns the rights to trade secrets, intellectual property (IP), and other confidential information created by the company’s employees or contractors. However, […]
Why Hire A Trademark Attorney? (A Simple Click Won’t Protect Your IP)
We made this meme. Just kidding. We don’t know who made this. That’s why Trademarks are important. Between Doordash, Amazon, and other online platforms, we’ve all become a little accustomed to instant gratification and getting anything with a few clicks. Although the convenience is super helpful when ordering a last minute Christmas gift or food […]
In the modern economy, your most valuable assets are intangible. Protect your brand, and don’t get trolled.
Confronting the Copycat: What to Do When Someone Copies Your Work
It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but if you’re an artist trying to make a living off creativity, you may beg to differ. The internet makes it easy to share your work with the world, and equally easy for copycats to steal it. Whether you’re a graphic designer, photographer, painter, […]
What Your Business Wants for Christmas: Brand Protection!
“Once my business takes off, I’ll worry about trademarking my company name,” said many an entrepreneur. It may feel counterintuitive to invest time and money in your brand when it’s still in its infancy, but don’t let your instincts mislead you! With a seemingly endless supply of products and services available online, your brand is […]