10 07, 2019

FIVE COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

2020-11-06T19:01:38+00:00By |Employment, Intellectual Property, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on FIVE COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

June, 2019   When starting a business, it’s easy for owners to make legal mistakes that can prove costly down the road.  Avoiding these missteps will keep your new venture on the path to prosperity. Over-complicating the Formation. Don’t try to structure your business to accommodate every future contingency.  Instead, design the business to address [...]

12 09, 2017

Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks, Like THE SLANTS, Can Be Registered Trademarks

2018-08-20T01:39:51+00:00By |Intellectual Property, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks, Like THE SLANTS, Can Be Registered Trademarks

This case revolves around whether a trademark can be registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) even though the mark is disparaging.  The Lanham Act prohibits the registration of many kinds of marks, but in this case, preventing the registration of disparaging marks directly challenges the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause. During [...]

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