Should I hire a lawyer for my trademark?

Should I hire a lawyer for my trademark?   Yes, and here’s why….   Unlike registering a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or other business entity, a federal trademark registration is an actual piece of property and is subject to a rigorous approval process in order to be created. It isn’t just about filling out an […]

How to Search for Trademarks For Your Business

How to Search for Trademarks For Your Business: Using a Trademark Attorneys vs. a Paid Comprehensive Online Trademark Search   Trademark Basics  Before we get started on why you need a trademark attorney to perform a comprehensive trademark search and business name search for you, let’s start with a few trademark basics. A trademark is […]

How To Get Rid of a Google Review

Removing Negative Google Reviews Removing a negative Google review is a much more complicated process than simply clicking a delete button. There are three approaches for removing negative Google reviews; each involves a different process in the way you respond to negative comments.  When you come across negative Google reviews, you will probably want to […]

Monitoring and Enforcing Your Trademark

Have you registered your trademark? Is your brand protected? Trademarks are a delicate subject to tackle, especially when it comes to who owns the rights and how to take action when another entity infringes upon your trademark rights. Perhaps you have already come across another business entity or individual who has been utilizing a trademark […]

How Can I Protect My Food Recipe As Intellectual Property?

Everybody loves food, except maybe the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Restaurateurs and chefs have a notoriously hard time trying to patent their recipes, and most patent filings don’t result in securing successful legal protections.   Of course, the USPTO doesn’t actually hate food; rather, recipes simply don’t fall under the definition of a patent, […]

Principal vs Supplemental Register

When you are establishing trademarks (think names and logos) for your business or brand, be sure to apply for Trademark Registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) so you can obtain federal protections and receive exclusive, nationwide rights to ownership on your mark. While registration isn’t necessarily required, it’s highly recommended, and […]

Text Message Marketing: Do’s and Don’ts

With a 98% open-and-read rate, text message marketing can be a successful campaign for any customer-driven business. Whether informing customers about a new product, promoting a sale, organizing events, or inquiring about feedback, text message marketing has been increasing in popularity simply because it is a valuable outlet for instant customer engagement and the development […]

SCOTUS, Ruth Bader Ginsberg Weighs in on Trademark Laws for “.com” Entrepreneurs

While the internet makes our lives way easier, it makes intellectual property laws way more complicated. The rise of e-commerce and the digital marketplace has expanded our ideas of intellectual property and challenged the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office’s standards of trademark eligibility. Recently, these challenges made it to the Supreme Court. On June […]

4 Characteristics of Successful Small Business Owners

Small business owners are among the bravest and most productive people in society. Did you know that, according to government statistics, small businesses account for an incredible 99.9 percent of all businesses in the U.S. and almost half of all employees? Yet, an astounding number of small businesses fail every year. What separates the successes […]

Crisis to Opportunity: How COVID-19 Can Fuel Innovation

Few people have gone unaffected by COVID-19. Despite the humanitarian and economic costs, however, savvy entrepreneurs can use the crisis as an opportunity to grow. Changing social and economic realities in the face of major challenges has always presented new problems to solve and new needs to be filled.  As always, entrepreneurs are uniquely suited […]