What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
There are many legal principals behind names of companies and their products and services. It is common for new businesses to check with the North Carolina Secretary of State to make sure no one else has their name. This is...more
On January 14, the Federal Reserve Board, the OCC, and the FDIC announced final changes to the Call Report to implement the Basel III capital standards and consumer data collection after delaying certain changes last year....more
You should choose your business name with care, because the name of the corporation or the name under which a service or product will be sold has the potential to be a valuable asset of your business. Unless you take steps at...more
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Stop trying to remember so much, reduce your stress, and avoid the risk of missing an important date. Every item that you can record onto a...more
“Bank” is a good example of a homonym (same spelling and pronunciation but different meaning), a homograph (same spelling but different meaning) and a homophone (same pronunciation). I can think of at least three different...more
Maria Crimi Speth, an Intellectual Property and Internet Law attorney at Phoenix Arizona business law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. discusses domain names. She describes what a domain name is and talks about how it relates to...more
The Wall Street Journal ran a print article on July 18, 2013 titled “What’s Behind Those Quirky Startup Names?” in which the author Lindsey Gellman discussed the derivation behind unique startup names such as Mibblio, Kaggle,...more
The Ninth Circuit issued a decision yesterday in the 1-800 Contacts v. Lens.com case we discussed several years ago when originally filed. ...more
Those of us in a certain age bracket will remember Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” television program that first began in 1963. The Emmy Award-winning show’s first run ended in 1986, and the show went into production again...more
You don't see a trademark infringement action in the Business Court every day, let alone a TRO decision, but a case with both came along last Friday in SCI Carolina Funeral Services, LLC v. McEwen Ellington Funeral Services,...more
1. What is a trademark?
A trademark is a brand name for a product. It can be a word, phrase, logo, design, or virtually anything that is used to identify the source of the product and distinguish it from competitors’...more
In a rush of excitement to launch a new product or business, it’s easy to forget that selection of a trademark is not the same as naming a baby. Selection of a great trademark requires investigation....more
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