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Law & Business Episode 57: Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, and Employment Law Effects due to COVID with John Eastwood

Law & Business Episode 57: Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, and Employment Law Effects due to COVID with John Eastwood

Anthony Verna sat down with John Eastwood of Eiger Law in Taipei, Taiwan to talk about some of the effects of the COVID pandemic. Some of the topics covered are intellectual property, especially in relationship to bankruptcy, and employment law across borders and...

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How to Patent an Idea

How to Patent an Idea

How to patent an idea – or, more appropriately, how to take your idea and move it into a state in which you can receive a patent and protect it. A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and...

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How to Trademark a Name

How to Trademark a Name

Yes, you can “trademark your name.”  But, first, what does it mean to “trademark my name”? If your business name, phrase, slogan, tagline, product name is being used to identify goods or services with your business, then it is a trademark. The registration of a...

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Law and Business Podcast Episode 62: Heather and Anthony Talk about Domain Names

The "Law & Business" podcast has returned. Once again, we are with Heather Abissi, our co-host, from Abissi Law. We discuss domain names: How domain names are property;How domain names relate to trademark law;In which ways a person or business can challenge the...

Law And Business Episode 61 with Heather Abissi – Revenge Porn

The "Law and Business" podcast is BACK. And Anthony is joined by his new co-host, Heather Abissi. Heather M. Abissi, an attorney beginning her 15th year of practice, having served as an Executive Assistant District Attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney, Civil...

Elvis Presley: What IP rights are there in the King?

The company that holds all of Elvis Presley’s merchandising rights, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), is telling everyone in Las Vegas they can’t use his name. “This couldn’t hit at a worse time. It’s not a good thing,” Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya told the Las Vegas...

Anthony Verna Video Blog 37 – Thoughts Behind Trademark Damages

Here's a lightly-edited transcript of the video blog: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law, back for another video blog: We have some thoughts on trademark damages. If you are going into federal court and you are going to be a plaintiff, here are a...