Trademark Troubles: Office Actions 101

Trademarks are a key part of people's businesses, protecting their names, logos, and associated phrases. Office actions are like roadblocks to getting your trademark registered. Some office actions are easy to predict and get around, but others might force you to find a new path to registration. https://youtu.be/31GhmJurvpk This article was derived from a livestream with Michelle Green and [...]

2021-06-23T12:55:47-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Small Business Law, Trademarks|

New Laws for Businesses in 2021

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, only three new laws take effect this year that affect Illinois businesses. The statewide minimum wage increased. The minimum wage in Chicago will increase this summer. Chicago has also extended some licensing and permitting deadlines. New Laws for Businesses in 2021 Normally a new year brings a bevy of new laws. Last [...]

2021-01-13T10:32:31-06:00January 13th, 2021|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

Trademark Cost Change: USPTO Updates Fees in 2021

The USPTO is raising many fees in 2021. Some other fees will decrease or go away. A trademark is still a worthwhile investment Trademark Cost Change: USPTO Updates Fees in 2021 How much does a trademark cost? The answer is about to change. On January 2nd, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a fee [...]

2020-12-09T13:11:23-06:00December 9th, 2020|Intellectual Property, Trademarks|

G & G Law: Best-in-the-Business Lawyers

You know the glorious feeling of an unsolicited accolade? From a compliment in passing to an unexpected thank-you gift, it feels good, if often hard to accept. Practitioners of law are notoriously staid - and let’s be honest, business lawyers are usually on the less expressive side. No dramatic courtroom scenes like Bridge of Spies or 12 Angry Men [...]

2020-11-18T13:23:55-06:00November 18th, 2020|Our Firm, Small Business Law|
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