Trademark Law Articles

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 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...

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...

Verna Law Video Blog 36: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Lightly-edited transcript of the blog entry: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law. Let's talk a little bit about the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020. That's right. Congress passed a COVID spending bill and tucked in some other legislation. Congress,...