Trademark Office Reveals That Chateau Ste. Michelle Is About To Launch At Least Four New Wines

One of my favorite wines, which I often serve with meals at my dinner table is Columbia Valley Chardonnay, by Chateau Ste. Michelle. As a matter of fact, I have a lot of favorites that come out of Chateau St. Michelle. I love their wines so much; both easy on the pocket and easy on the palate. I follow them avidly and look for their news. I thought I was pretty up to date with all of their upcoming products.

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The Best Way To Protect Your Invention

I get so excited when I have a client who comes in with a notebook, such as a laboratory notebook or diary filled with notes and entries from the very first day the client begins working on a project through the day he or she comes to visit with me. I get excited because the client gets it!

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The Influences on Life and Times of David Bowie

From religious texts and hymns, to bards who performed the epics of old, literature and music have mutually influenced each other since their beginnings. One literary science fiction work which seems to have resonated with modern day musicians, is Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. The effects of this story are clearly evident in the music of two of the most successful rock-and-roll artists in history, Mr. David Bowie and Sir Elton John.

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A Story In The Nuances Of Work For Hire Law

Though you may hire someone for a work for hire relationship, the professional you hire to develop that idea or write that software is, in accordance with the Copyright laws of the United States, the author of the software or the website you hired him or her for. As the author, he or she is the owner of all rights, title and interest to the software or the website; even though you are paying for it.

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Descriptive Trademarks & Secondary Meaning

A descriptive trademark has acquired secondary meaning when the primary significance of the trademark is to identify it as a brand made by a particular company, as opposed to merely describing the ingredients or properties or qualities of the product. The question of whether a descriptive trademark has acquired secondary meaning is a question that only a court of law can answer.

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A Trademark Search: Yes Or No?

When helping clients incorporate, one must take the time to clear the name the clients have chosen for their corporation not only as a corporate or trade name, but also as a trademark. To do so, one must not only clear the name with the State Secretary of the state in which the clients have chosen to incorporate in, but one should also commission a comprehensive trademark search. Failure to do so may lead to a whole host of problems that may severely affect the clients’ income and quality of life.

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A Domain Name Registration Does Not Itself Confer Any Federal Trademark Rights On The Registrant

Once again I was dealing with a start-up entrepreneur who had not been fully informed or worse still may have been misinformed. Early that morning, she had received a letter demanding that she immediately cease and desist from using her domain name in connection with her company’s website and business. The cease and desist demand identified the sender to be a large intellectual property law firm representing a client from California owning a domain name that was similar to hers; not identical but similar.

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Software And IT Copyright Inherently Belong To Its Author And Creator

The first time I found out that folks like my client (see posting of November 6, 2010) are not the owners of the copyright to the software prepared on their behalf by their software developer, I was pretty bewildered too. I mean, “Come Ooon!” I am going to hire this guy or gal, I am going to pay them good money, I am going to share with them my ideas that I worked so hard to put together, I am going to educate them in my business and I am NOT going to own the software and the copyright that attaches to that software? You have gotta be kidding me!

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Adidas, The Unstoppable Three-Striped Giant!

On, Wednesday, November 12, 2008, IntellectuLaw reported on the lawsuit Jimlar Corporation and Rhodes Ltd. V. Adidas AG and Adidas America Inc.Case No. 08-CIV-8847 (SDNY 2008) www.nysd.uscourts.gov a dispute relating to the longstanding three-stripe mark employed on many (if not all) Adidas brand shoes. On update, on February 25, 2009, both parties, i.e., Adidas and…

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Adidas Gets Sued Over Its Three-Stripe Mark; Steve Madden Is Accused Of Infringing Loeffler Randall’s “DELIA” Flats Trade Dress

Between Jimlar Corporation and Rhodes Ltd’s Action for Declaratory Judgment against Adidas over Adidas’ Three-Stripe Trademark or Logo, and Loeffler Randall’s suit against Steven Madden, Inc. for trade dress infringement over Loeffler Randall’s Delia flats, sneakers and flats will be on the minds of some of the judiciary at the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York, in Foley Square, New York City.

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