SCOTUS SPOTLIGHT: In a Victory for the 1st Amendment, Supreme Court Rules Trademark Office Cannot Refuse to Register Offensive Marks

June 19, 2017. In Matal v. Tam, SCOTUS was asked to decide whether an Asian-American band name, “The Slants” was prohibited from attaining a federal trademark registration. The Lanham Act statute in question, 15 USC 1052(a), prohibits registration of trademarks which may be disparaging, bring contempt or disrepute to any…

Legal Implications: Cyberattacks!

Technological advancements drive us to new frontiers. The internet has opened many new doors for companies, allowing them to grow and succeed in unprecedented ways. However, every major advancement has its share of risk. The weekend of May 13th -14th 2017 marked one of the clearest examples of how vulnerable…

Featured Client: Charlie Johnson, Fire & Ice

Congratulations to Charlie Johnson, of Fire&Ice, LLC for getting his kickstarter campaign off and running: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166293367/fit-roller-ultimate-warm-up-performance-and-recove?ref=2&utm_source=2&utm_medium=2&utm_campaign=launchboom Charlie is a celebrated strength trainer in San Diego who perceived a need, and invented a great improvement over standard foam rollers.  His product can readily move from hot to cold, depending on workout…
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