Practical Tips on Choosing your Start-Up’s Name

Comments Off on Practical Tips on Choosing your Start-Up’s Name Written by on February 27, 2015 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property

Given my Silicon Valley location, I often am consulted by entrepreneurs and start-ups who have just started a business and are seeking advice on how to protect their trademarks.  However, more often than not, I quickly determine that the name that the entrepreneur or start-up has selected is a poor mark and my advice ends […]

Steering Clear of Marketing Traps Around Milestone Events

Comments Off on Steering Clear of Marketing Traps Around Milestone Events Written by on February 7, 2014 | Posted in Trademark Licensing

If you are in the marketing/advertising business, your success depends largely on coming up with innovative new ways to promote a customer’s product or event offering.  Thus, when a milestone event arises in the sports, music, or film worlds, you may be inspired to try to capitalize on those events by tying your marketing efforts […]

Lessons for Silicon Valley Companies in Apple Trademark Dispute

Comments Off on Lessons for Silicon Valley Companies in Apple Trademark Dispute Written by on February 16, 2012 | Posted in IP Licensing Litigation, Trademark Filings, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation

In case you have not been following the story, Apple has found itself in the middle of a trademark dispute in China over the use of its mark “iPad,” as MSNBC reported on its website yesterday. You might wonder how in the world this happened, given Apple’s large, IP savvy legal department and the fact […]

How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up?

Comments Off on How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up? Written by on July 18, 2011 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, trade secrets

When an enterpreneur calls me with questions about launching a new start-up, he or she is inevitably concerned about a single issue: protecting his or her ideas. Most are a little disappointed to learn that ideas alone are not something that you can protect with an IP filing. So, if ideas alone are not protectable, […]

Collaborating Can Create Legal Headaches if the Appropriate IP Agreements Are Not in Place

If you run a small business, you have probably given some thought over this recession to how you might be able to collaborate with other businesses to generate some additional revenue for your business. I know that this is definitely something that I have been thinking about for my practice, and it is something that […]

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