The Trademark of Friendship

The Trademark of Friendship

Southern girls are known for many things. Big hair, impeccable manners, and the ability to pull together a shower, tea, tailgate or dinner party at a moment’s notice, complete with delicious food and sweet tea. We also know the proper times when “Bless your heart” is a genuine statement of concern and when it is … Continue reading

Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good deals. But, with all good deals comes the buyer beware. Discussions within … Continue reading

The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

Much like the Dolby Surround Sound demonstration before a movie in a theater, when you practice in the field of copyright and trademark law, you soon realize copyright law and trademark law is “all around.” The Hubs and I decided to visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum while in Washington, D.C. My biggest takeaway was … Continue reading

What are Photographer’s Rights in Celebrity Photos?

What are Photographer’s Rights in Celebrity Photos?

Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties.  Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians.  She encouraged Apple to rethink this policy. Surprisingly, they did. Shortly after Swift’s blog post, read HERE, Apple responded saying that … Continue reading

Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law

Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law

It is obvious intellectual property issues weave their way into creative businesses, such as music, writing and film. What I think is most interesting is how intellectual property issues are finding their way into nonobvious businesses. Outside of simply trademarking the name of the business, because of social media, all businesses are now creators of … Continue reading

Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary

Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary

The news outlets, marketing trade magazines and Twitter came alive this week when Colonel Sanders galloped back onto the scene to once again promote his Kentucky Fried Chicken. Numerous articles talked about his return, the advertising reasons behind bringing him, and the hope to de-throne Chick-fil-A. The campaign even evoked a little star power by … Continue reading