Romag v. Fossil: When can a Brand Owner Receive Profits for Trademark Infringement?

By: Alice Choi On January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Romag v. Fossil to decide whether a trademark owner is entitled to…


Copyright: To File or Not to File, that is the Question

By: Charles Mahone II Startups have many qualities that make them interesting and draw people into the space: innovative, risky, and even a little…


Trade Secrets: Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

By: Woenho Chung Imagine a scenario in which a high-level employee at a startup is looking to switch over to a similar position at another company…


Handling Copyright (Pt 2 of 5): Cease & Desist Letters

By: Boran Ding In the first post of this series, we discussed what you can do if you receive a DMCA takedown notice with regards to content you post…


Handling Copyright (Pt 1 of 5): Three Strikes and You’re Cancelled – DMCA Takedown Notices

By: Boran Ding As a startup, social media can be a valuable tool with which to market your brand and business. These advertisements and promotions…


The Work For Hire Doctrine: Clarifying Copyright Ownership in a Collaborative Field

  By: Sarah Krosnick There is a well-known and overused adage that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The adage also applies to…


What's in a Name: What to Consider When Choosing a Company Name

  By: Bridget Grier You have a great idea and decide to develop it into a business. What will you name your business? Will you choose a name…


When to File for a Trademark

By: Jason Zaccaro Figuring out exactly when the right time to file an application for a trademark can be difficult for a new start up or business.…


You’ve Won Your Trademark, But Can You Keep It?

By: Michael Goodyear   Once you acquire rights to your company or product name through a trademark, that trademark is not set in stone. On the…


Clarifying an Abstract Idea

  By: Philip Brown A rejection under 35 U.S.C. §101 (“§101 Rejection”) has recently been a common sight for those seeking patents on computer…