Is incontestability contestable?

  Trademark Series: Part 2 In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of incontestability in trademark law. Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the registered mark in commerce. But, with all things legal, there are exceptions. Many people hear the word […]

What’s on your label?

Label requirements can be tricky-different rules apply to different states. Domestic beverages and imported beverages have different guidelines. The purpose of this blog is to clear up some of the confusion surrounding beer labels. For all intent and purposes I will focus on North Carolina rules since that is what I am most familiar with. […]

Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.

Sorry about the long period of … well, nothing. We’re back in the swing of things (I hope) and will be updating more and more frequently. Cheers and check back often! John

Your Trademark is Finally Registered. Now what?

Part I: Trademark Incontestability After federally registering your trademark you might think that you’re done dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but, unfortunately, think again. You still have one more deadline to abide by if you want to permanently strengthen your registered rights. As the proud owner of a federally trademarked […]

Self Service Legal Sites

Self-Serve Legal Websites I wanted to weigh in on the self-serve legal sites that we’re seeing advertised more and more. Well, I’m not going to name names here, but let’s just say that the most popular version of these rhymes with BegalRoom.com. Should we use these sites? Why or why not? What’s the worst that […]