Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits

Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits

Who knew that comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd was co-founder of a vodka brand? And that not only is   this vodka award-winning, but that it is delivered in a skull-shaped bottle? Interestingly too, Dan Aykroyd is dead serious about making sure to enforce his rights of this very distinctive registered trade dress of his. Aykroyd and his brand, Read more about Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits[…]

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Who’s going to SXSW in March? Are you an artist, a musician, an inventor, an IT guru? You are the innovators, the people who have ideas and are enthusiastic to introduce the world to who you are and what you are about. At the same time, you need to protect your creativity and to learn Read more about Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016![…]

Trademark Soundbite Gone Awry

Trademark Soundbite Gone Awry

Some musings – I was surprised to read about Ohio State University’s Registration of the trademark OHIO and equally surprised to learn that the university had filed a trademark infringement action against a perceived infringer, Teespring, 2:14-cv-00397. A little research revealed a few funny things. First the article read: “The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio Read more about Trademark Soundbite Gone Awry[…]

A saga, or an epic debacle? A trademark attorney’s perspective on the Candy Crush Saga trademark uproar

A saga, or an epic debacle? A trademark attorney’s perspective on the Candy Crush Saga trademark uproar

Anyone out there play Candy Crush SagaTM?  I do (I just finished Level 215, thank you very much), and I know a lot of other people that do too.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, Candy Crush SagaTM is a puzzle game, originally released for Facebook, but now available for mobile phones and tablets. Read more about A saga, or an epic debacle? A trademark attorney’s perspective on the Candy Crush Saga trademark uproar[…]