Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers

The McHattie Law Firm is proud to announce that Winifred Campbell, Esq. has been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Stars list. This designation recognizes Ms. Campbell’s success in business litigation and this marks her second consecutive year on this prestigious list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Read more about Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers[…]

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

As predicted in our November 13, 2014 post, “Flag On The Play”, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has held that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stuck its “subjective nose” so far into trademark owners’ choices of trademarks that the U.S. Constitution has been violated. In re Read more about Flag On The Play, Part Deux[…]

Protect Your Interests With A Work-For-Hire Agreement

Protect Your Interests With A Work-For-Hire Agreement

A copyright is generally owned by the creator of a work. If you write it, you own it. However, there is an exception to the rule. Under the “work for hire” doctrine, any work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment belongs to the employer who commissioned it. For example, Read more about Protect Your Interests With A Work-For-Hire Agreement[…]

The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements

The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements

The term “intellectual property” refers to intangible property such as art, music, literature, movies, inventions, designs, slogans and logos. Under IP law, you have the exclusive right to use or reproduce your work. In some cases, you may wish to allow others to use it. In order to maintain control over and protect your intellectual Read more about The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements[…]

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

As your company grows, pitching the business becomes progressively important. Seeking investors, new clients, or even new personnel, an owner must frequently reveal details about the business to others. Idea theft is an ongoing worry for many of these owners who see themselves as having a gain by being at the head of the market. Read more about Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas[…]

Does your employee handbook adequately cover intellectual property issues? *ATTORNEY ADVERTISING*

Does your employee handbook adequately cover intellectual property issues? *ATTORNEY ADVERTISING*

Over the years, The McHattie Law Firm, LLC has received many requests from our clients to review their existing employment manuals and handbooks, paying particular attention to the intellectual property (“IP”) provisions.  Invariably, not one of those manuals provided thorough, and in many cases even adequate,  guidelines for employees on the company’s intellectual property “Dos Read more about Does your employee handbook adequately cover intellectual property issues? *ATTORNEY ADVERTISING*[…]

Is Innovation Being Stifled

Is Innovation Being Stifled

Are current policies stifling innovation? Having practiced intellectual property law for more than 25 years, I’ve had the singular honor of witnessing American innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial energy signal the end of every economic down turn. All those unemployed and under employed workers, having a little time and inspiration, innovate and develop new company concepts Read more about Is Innovation Being Stifled[…]