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Protecting your IP in Joel Comm’s TopOne Report

I’m happy to be a guest author in Joel Comm’s TopOne Report on the topic of Innovation this month.  Here’s a copy of my article (PDF) – it’s a very brief primer on intellectual property for your innovative ventures.  You can also click through to Joel’s site and sign up for a free month of […]

BP Council Features No Lame Names

BPCouncil, an international organization dedicated to brand protection, just featured my No Lame Names ebook on their site and email newsletter.  You can get a copy of the free No Lame Names Ebook by subscribing to my email list at the right, or visiting the BPCouncil Website.

iFart Mobile v. Pull My Finger (seriously)

Today I filed a Federal TM case on behalf of my client InfoMedia.  This case involves one of the top-selling iPhone Applications on the market: iFart.  Yes, it’s a novelty program of audio flatulence. Here’s the link to the story and documents. Enjoy.

TM Law for Authors (and other creative people)

Date: January 20th, 3pm Eastern Title: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurial Authors Subtitle: Part 1: Trademark and Branding   Entrepreneurial Authors face a very unique set of branding challenges. Branding yourself and your products is tricky enough, but when it comes time to protect that investment of time, money, and emotion authors can be surprised to […]

Play Nice: Legal Issues & Social Media

You already know, or are learning, that social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are wonderful ways to keep in touch with your friends and business associates. However, unthinking posts in such forums could land you on the wrong side of a lawsuit. My goal here is plant a few seeds in the back […]

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