Yesterday, a website that looked exactly like Bloomberg posted “news” that there was a $31 billion buyout offer for Twitter. Ummm not true! The website, called http://www.bloomberg.market, featuring a new gTLD, was fake. And so was the report. The fake website… Read More ›
It is extremely important for companies to protect their intellectual property. Developing a comprehensive intellectual property plan is essential to protecting your investment and protecting your consumers from confusion. Trademarking your brand names, slogans and company name as well as copyrighting… Read More ›
Co-founder disputes are common in the business world, whether in television production, restaurants, real estate,or tech start-ups. With the staggering amount of money that can be at stake in today’s tech companies, founders should exercise caution. The best of friends… Read More ›
To successfully register a service mark, services associated with the mark must have been provided prior to registration. Advertising is not enough!
I had the pleasure of attending Cartier’s Women Entrepreneurs: The Changing Face of Innovation at the French Embassy. We had the pleasure of hearing past participants speak about their experience in The Cartier Women’s Initiative and their successful businesses. The… Read More ›
Dear Entrepreneurs, DC Women’s Business Center has announced FastTrac New Venture is now open for enrollment! This 12 week course assists early stage entrepreneurs in successful completion of their business plan. Through weekly classes and 1-on-1 business counseling, entrepreneurs will… Read More ›
OHIM has announced the introduction of a new accelerated procedure for handling Community Trade Mark (CTM) applications.
U.S. trademark owners should conduct trademark searches both domestic and international markets that are of potential significance, even if the foreign search is merely a “knock-out” search for identical marks; and U.S. trademark owners should develop and implement strategies for… Read More ›
If you are considering a crowdfunding platform for your new venture, or if you are contemplating investing in a crowd-funded project, attention to intellectual property protection is critical.