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How Much Would You Pay To Not Suck?

Posted in Marketing, Reputation Monitoring, Social Media, Trademark

Trademark owners are in the midst of another ‘think’ about the best way to protect and preserve their reputations online.  Specifically, beginning on March 30, 2015 the Sunrise Period opened for brand owners to fork over $2499 for domain names that end in .sucks. This $2499 payment is necessary annually to keep yourbrand.sucks from the… Continue Reading

Intellectual Property: Balancing Exclusivity and Access in a Crowd Sourced, User-Generated World

Posted in Authorship, Copyright, Fair Use, Functionality, Information Law, Inventorship, Patents, Social Media, Trademark

You Can Trademark That?  They Can Own What? Who Knew? There are many reasons we have IP laws – but primary among them is to encourage creative types like artists and inventors to profit from their efforts by way of royalties or exclusive rights.  To encourage those efforts, the intellectual property laws give authors and… Continue Reading

The Olympic Symbols and Protecting Sport’s Biggest Brand — The London 2012 Games

Posted in Marketing, Social Media, Trademark

Perhaps no other endeavor has created more community among humankind than sport.  It engages us, it inspires us, and it moves entire communities to do all sorts of unusual things, including mass face painting in the local team colors, and the emblazoning of team trademarks and colors on city buildings and structures in support of the local protagonists.  Can those… Continue Reading