Guest post by Taylor Josey, rising 3L at the University of Georgia School of Law Is your trademark registrable or “merely ornamental”? There are a number of factors that must be considered when deciding whether to register a trademark. For instance, one must do a search to see whether a similar registered trademark already exists, […]
Should You Trademark Your Name?
I field a lot of questions from clients about whether they should “trademark” their name. Of course, what those clients really mean is whether they should register their name or logo or both with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Although I can’t answer that question for you, I can provide a quick […]
John Seay Quoted in Salt Lake Tribune on Trademark, Cease and Desist Letters
John Seay was quoted in a story in the Salt Lake Tribune (which you can read here) discussing, as the lede states, the “San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake City’s young and burgeoning counterpart,” regarding the use of the “Comic-Con” designation. The pertinent part, in full: “The outcome could have lasting ramifications for anyone else in the […]
Photos from The Strategy Sessions Event
The Strategy Sessions event on July 13, 2014, was a success. I (John) presented some basic tenets of intellectual property law and then took questions from the audience. The below photos are courtesy of Erin Schopf. Special thanks to Anne Almasy for organizing such a great event. Look forward to participating again in the future.