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"An Open Letter to Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks" copyright 2014, John J. Rigo, Texas' Commentator

Dear Ms. Cohn,

October 22nd, 2014 was my first opportunity to take advantage of responding to my application for a Federal Trademark on our twenty year dream “Silver Star Winery of Texas.”  It was a many month wait after applying for a Federal Trademark on-line to the tune of $500, a great deal of money for a retired 72-year-old on a limited income of Social Security.   535 more words

A Letter To Deborah Cohn Director Of Trademark Commission

Fund and Done: Avoiding IP Risks in Crowdfunding Campaigns

Today, I posted on the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog about domestic and cross-border IP risks in crowdfunding campaigning. Particularly, I discussed how a US biotech company’s recent… 31 more words

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Keeping Up With the Kardashian's Trademark Lawsuit

Whether you love, hate, or are indifferent to the Kardashian franchise, the Kardashian sisters undeniably know how to market and brand themselves and their products.  In December 2012, the Kardashian sisters hoped to Kardazzle its consumers with their new makeup line, Khroma Beauty.  399 more words

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Nintendo Trademarks Virtual Boy And Polarium In Europe

Nintendo has registered a couple of new trademarks in Europe. The trademarks are related to Nintendo’s ill-fated Virtual Boy and also Nintendo DS title, Polarium. Hopefully this means that we may see Virtual Boy games on the Virtual Console, but it could be that Nintendo is simply protecting their trademarks. 8 more words

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What is a trademark - guidelines

When trying to come up with your new brand name or trademark, you will probably start hitting your head against the proverbial wall.

It’s not that easy to come up with a catchy, original name and just when you think you’ve nailed it, you find out someone else is using it already. 184 more words

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Marketing tips on a social network platform

John Rampton of http://www.entrepreneur.com/ says the following:

Having a specific strategy for using Pinterest is still an entirely new realm, and it can help to have some inspiration from others who have blazed the trail for the rest of us. 119 more words

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Protecting Fashion.

At a recent talk that I gave at the Art Center Collage of Design here in Pasadena, one of the attendees asked how they could protect their budding fashion designs from being purloined.  414 more words

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