Deborah Peckham

Deborah Peckham

Burns & Levinson LLP

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Networking With the Horde at INTA

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has just launched its annual ginormous conference here in America’s Finest City. My colleagues back at the office feign jealousy that we are in San Diego on a ‘junket.’ But...more

5/4/2015 - Professional Conferences Professional Networking Trademarks

Is “i” Passé? What the Apple Watch is Telling Us About Technology Branding

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I suffer from a terrible affliction called “early adopter syndrome.” I had a cell phone when it really was more of a brick with a speaker and the first smartphone, I can tell you, was not...more

5/1/2015 - Apple Apple Watch Brand Trademarks Young Lawyers

How Much Would You Pay To Not Suck?

Trademark owners are in the midst of another ‘think’ about the best way to protect and preserve their reputations online. Specifically, beginning on March 30, 2015 the Sunrise Period opened for brand owners to fork over...more

4/28/2015 - Corporate Counsel Young Lawyers

Trademark Misperceptions Revealed By Reaction to Redskins Decision

I can’t define disparagement, but I know it when I see it… On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the judicial body that provides review to all Federal trademark filings and disputes relating...more

11/12/2014 - Football Redskins Trademark Litigation Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Domain Name Offer: Helpful Service, or Marketing Scam?

Last week I blogged about a common deceptive technique used by some publishers around the world that send apparently official invoices to trademark applicants in the hopes that people will reflexively pay outrageous sums for...more

5/28/2013 - Domain Names Marketing Registration Scams

TM Owners Beware: Potential IP Scammers Are In Our Midst

There are few things more annoying than the feeling that you have been duped into paying for something that you neither need nor want. IP owners, and particularly trademark owners, are common targets for scammers seeking to...more

5/22/2013 - Scams Trademarks

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