Donna Ray Berkelhammer

Donna Ray Berkelhammer

Sands Anderson PC

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What does the Redskins Cancellation Mean for My Business and Trademarks?

The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently cancelled several Washington Redskins trademarks on the grounds that at the time these marks were registered, they were disparaging or offensive. This means the marks should...more

6/20/2014 - Blackhorse v Pro-Football Disparagement Football Laches Native American Issues NFL Redskins Registration Trademark Act Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Why Legal and Marketing Conflict on How to Choose a Trademark

If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name. I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more

4/10/2013 - Advertising Marketing Registration Startups Trademarks

Should I Get a Copyright or a Creative Commons License?

In short, yes. It often makes sense to both register your work with the US Copyright Office and get a Creative Commons License if you want an easy way to share your work. Copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights that...more

1/22/2013 - Copyright Creative Commons License Infringement Registration

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