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|

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|

Women’s History Highlight: Taylor Swift

By: Katie Rinkus   For our fourth Women’s History Spotlight, we’re turning to the one, the only, Miss Americana herself: Taylor Swift. Love her or hate her (I love her, obviously), Taylor is one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of our generation. In addition to her musical gifts, Swift has also proven herself a savvy and thoughtful [...]

Women’s History Highlight: Bethenny Frankel & Dolly Parton

By: Michelle Green   Confession: I have loved People magazine and articles about celebrities ever since reading my mom’s subscription when I was little. Celebrity “news” is still my go-to procrastination tool. Now that I’m a business attorney, my guilty pleasure comes with a dash of professional curiosity. I notice, and even look for, celebrities who are also savvy [...]

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