The Law & Business Podcast
Using Intellectual Property protections and sound advice to grow your business.
Verna Law Video Blog #9: Victory. Verna Law has achieved a few excellent settlements for defendants of trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits this month.
When I first settled a trademark infringement suit for about $20,000, I thought I did a great job. The client did have to change the trademark and did have to send the excess product to a company to destroy the products, but I still thought it was a great settlement...read more
Video Blog #8: Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks Can Now Register at the United States Patent and Trademark Office!
In late June, the Supreme Court struck down the part of federal trademark law that prohibited the registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks. The case was called Iancu v. Brunetti, and it was a follow-up to the court’s Matal v. Tam ruling two years ago. In...read more
Video Blog 7: The United States Patent and Trademark Office adds new practice rule for registering trademarks from foreign applicants
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on July 2, 2019 a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed...read more
Intellectual property and business plans. You know what a good business plan is, right? A business plan is a description of how you want to build your company. In the business plan, you want to explain what customers you want to target via which marketing channels,...read more
Video blog on trademarks and the craft beverage industry. Intellectual property is important today as there are more craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries than ever before and many similar brands are chosen independently of each other. Also, many of these...read more
Video blog: Trademarks and the Cannabis industry. It's harder to register the brand of cannabis products as trademarks for several reasons. I go through those reasons and some tips for potential trademark protection for the cannabis industry. Here is a lightly-edited...read more