How to Select the Right Trademark for Your Brand

Choosing a trademark can be one of the most exciting parts about building your business. Your trademark should represent your brand and identify your company as the source of your brand’s goods or services. It is important to choose a strong trademark which will offer greater protectability and less risk to potential infringements and challenges. […]

Happy National American Beer Day to NC!

It’s October 27th which means it is National American Beer Day. National American Beer Day is a special day in North Carolina, because October is also North Carolina Beer Month. North Carolina, with over 300 breweries, has a booming beer industry. Grab a cold one and celebrate with these facts about the beer industry in […]

Trademark Owners: Beware of Sophisticated Scams

Halloween is almost upon us, and as it approaches, trademark owners must be alert of something especially frightening. Recently, our firm has received another scam letter for trademark renewal fees. The letter, which says it was sent from the “Patent & Trademark Bureau,” is requesting for us to pay a $925 renewal fee for our […]

New Virginia ABC Laws Took Effect July 1, 2020

Several new ABC-Related laws went into effect this past summer on July 1, 2020. We have compiled the new laws (which can be found on the Virginia ABC website) which are most likely to affect breweries, wineries, distilleries, and restaurants in Virginia. Mixed Beverage Referendum (HB2634 and SB1110) – This law permits Virginia ABC to sell […]

Everything Bars Need to Know About Reopening in Phase III

Last week, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order #169 allowing bars to reopen for outdoor alcohol consumption. Along with the outdoor service requirement came additional measures to address Covid-19 from the Governor and the ABC. The most notable of those measures is the continuation of temporary extensions of premises for on-premise consumption granted by the […]

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