Indeed Brewing Company, a popular brewery here in Minneapolis and a favorite of mine, announced that they were revamping their acclaimed packaging. A story in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal unveiled their new...more
Boston Beer Corporation, makers of Samuel Adams beer, received approval for its intent-to-use trademark application for the word mark BOSTON 2024 for “beer,” which generated some news buzz in light of the city’s bid for the...more
We’re fans here of saying that we aren’t Dr. Nos; we try to create a symbiotic relationship between creatives and their lawyer counterparts. But more often then we realize, the advertising world affects the legal one. I may...more
For those of you who are into traveling, you are probably very familiar with the trendy Airbnb, a travel site that lets you book a stay at someone’s home instead of a hotel. They are part of a growing trend of websites...more
Deadmau5 (\’ded-mau's\; a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman) is a popular house music artist who performs wearing a mouse-like head covering called the mau5head. On Twitter he calls himself an “Event Driven Marketing specialist,” so I...more
Does the thought of Cristal with ice sound weird to you? Yeah, it did to me too – until I went to Mexico.
I am not a discerning champagne purchaser, but I’m familiar with a few well-known champagne brands like Moet,...more
The NFL is known as a trademark monetizing machine, and this year’s “POT BOWL” is not without its share of trademarks stories. It was recently reported that running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks makes six-figures (for...more
As hipsters continue to rule the world, parody shirts, hats and other apparel have become increasingly prevalent, much to the dismay of luxury brand owners. Here are some recent examples...more
One of the best things about television is terrible (or terribly hilarious) infomercials showcasing American ingenuity.
Behold, one of the latest …The Air Curler®....more
There was some news yesterday that Will.I.am of the Black Eyed Peas “sued” Pharrell Williams, one of my favorite producers and member of N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes, over the I AM OTHER brand. If you have never heard of...more
A couple months ago, Selfridges, a high-end department store based in London, launched a “No Noise” campaign. The initiative seems rooted in the company’s history; its original store featured a “Silence Room” to allow...more