Early this morning this for whatever reason, I decided to re-watch one of my first Youtube videos. YouTube has become a place where the unknowns can suddenly become famous. Gone are the days of just making videos as a hobby. Whole businesses are being built from monetizing videos with ads and strategic partnerships via YouTube. … Continue reading Perfect Timing doesn’t exist!
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Black folks love to create! From the latest fashions, hairstyles, music genres and certainly dance. Because I have become known for my expertise in all things Intellectual Property, I was tagged in a Fb live broadcast of a popular podcast called "Talking tea with Tika." The podcast host had a guest DJ familiar with the … Continue reading Chicago Steppin as a trademark?
Recall the unexpected popularity of “On Fleek.” On Fleek became an overnight viral phrase after a young college student posted a snap chat regarding her freshly sculpted eyebrows. Before anyone could blink there were USPTO trademark filings for everything On Fleek, from makeup, clothing to catering of all things. The phrase was burned out. Often … Continue reading What’s in a brand name?
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would know that I’ve discussed the difficulty in copyrighting clothing designs. Clothing was once considered a useful piece thus it once met patentable standards. But that was so long ago that generally articles of clothing have entered into the public domain. Most patterns or certain … Continue reading Forever 21 “Woman”fashion faux pas
Every business big or small ponders the name of their venture and eventual logos that will represent the face and brand of the company in marketing and packaging materials. In contemplating these important business matters, business owners should have a basic understanding of how to legally protect the name and logos as intellectual property of … Continue reading Copyright vs Trademark
Hashtags have become a critical online marketing tool. The tags assist consumers in connecting with marketing campaigns whether selling a product, introducing a service or bringing awareness to all kinds of social and political issues. Because of the power of hashtags, they can become invaluable intellectual property when used correctly. Just to reiterate, trademarks or … Continue reading GOT A #HASHTAG?!
So I recently did a video talking about slogans, phrases, and hashtags and the difficulty in registering these “marks” with the USPTO. Naturally a written blog post should follow. Trademark or Service mark is generally a word, or few words, symbol, character, sound, color or logo that serves as a source indicator. The purpose of … Continue reading Principal Register vs Supplemental Register