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POTTY MOUTH! The New Law of Trademarks!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in advocacy, art, Life, trademark office, Trademarks | 0 comments

Matal v. Tam As I kid I knew one of the quickest ways to get into trouble was to have “a potty mouth.”  A Potty Mouth?  What was that – swear words, words that referred to something out of the social norm, or body parts?   My parents’ definition of “Potty Mouth” changed all the time.  The punishment did not – soap, a swat, or a time out…. The General Rule for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been to deny a trademark registration...

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Don’t Be Fooled In April!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in advocacy, art, Artists, computers, copyright, Copyrights, ideas, Life, protection, safety | 0 comments

April is always that time of year that starts out with pranks and hopefully ends with beautiful weather here in the US.  April is also a perfect time between the excitement of the Holidays and the bustle of Summer to look at your business. When I first started practicing law and setting up businesses I would always include a calendar of events and meeting minutes but tried to come up with some unique way to get businesses to REMEMBER that each year maintenance (both physical and paper) needed...

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