For the first time, this week’s post is written by a guest author. KeNosha Robinson is a rising 2L law student at Mississippi College School of Law who will enter into her first official intellectual property classes in a few days. I had the pleasure of working with her this Summer while she served as … Continue reading
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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
Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers and public relations individuals. As you can imagine, the group had a lot of really great questions. I enjoyed their group … Continue reading
Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?
I have a LOT of friends with soon-to-be or just had newly hatched babies. It does not make me an expert on anything more than picking out a great present, but I have learned one big thing. Moms and Dads want originality in their baby name. They do not want to spend hours laboring (pardon the pun) in … Continue reading
Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’
I love Pinterest. There is something productive feeling about creating your own mini-magazines showcasing your dream home, your ideal wedding or every tip you could find on treating your pets. Let’s not forget the recipes. When I am not talking about, reading or researching intellectual property issues, you can usually find me in the kitchen. There is something therapeutic, … Continue reading
How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney
Each year the National Association of Broadcasters selects a small group of people to take part in their year-long Broadcast Leadership Training program. Participants travel to Washington D.C. one weekend a month for a year to learn the ins and outs of media management and ownership. Topics include everything from engineering to valuing properties to … Continue reading
I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven
I died and went to trademark heaven. The walls were lined with red. There was distinctive cursive writing everywhere. Curvy bottles to reinforce memories from long ago buried in our head. The House of Saucier took a trip this past week to Atlanta. The Hubs and I had separately visited the World of Coca-Cola museum … Continue reading
And the Gold Statuette for Film Goes To …
I confessed in an earlier post about my lack of commitment to the more traditional competitive events surrounding sports in And The Grammy® Goes To. If the GRAMMYs® are my Super Bowl, then the Academy Awards® are my Olympics. They are this Sunday. Yippee! I especially get excited for this awards show because the entire … Continue reading
To Win a Mockingbird Lawsuit
Several months ago I wrote about a southern tale gone awry. The villain was the Monroe County Heritage Museum and the victim was Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. You can read the tale about the Monroe County Heritage Museum opposing Ms. Lee’s claim to the trademark registration in the phrase To Kill … Continue reading
What’s So Super About the Super Bowl®?
I know it’s weird. Me – me of all people – writing a post about football. When it comes to trademarks, I’m willing to get in the game and talk a bit of sports chatter. What is so super about the Super Bowl® trademark? If you are the National Football League – quite a lot. … Continue reading
To Kill a Trademark Registration
Find me a southern lawyer that says she was not influenced by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, and I’ll show you a lawyer that does not bill for her time. I have enthusiastically devoured the book many times throughout the years. As a girl, I related to mischievous Scout enacting plays … Continue reading