The Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Livingston Loeffler put their creative skills to the test for the seventh year in a row as participants Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club Chalk Art Festival on Fifth Avenue in Naples Florida. According to Edward Livingston, the current President of the Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club, over $40,000.00 was raised […]
In the United States trademark rights are acquired simply through use of the mark in connection with your products (or services). You do not ever have to apply for a registration in order to claim these common law trademark rights. Why then would you go through the time and expense of filing for federal […]
Edward M. Livingston, a shareholder in Livingston Loeffler, recently appeared on WINK television station as President of the Naples Pelican Bay Rotary to present a major gift of a 2016 Honda Odyssey van to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children with cancer.
Rotary is the oldest and largest service and […]
Architectural floor plans are copyrightable as architectural works under the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Sec. 101, et seq.). The Copyright Act defines an architectural work as “the design of a building as embodied in any tangible medium of expression, including a building, architectural plans or drawings. The work includes the overall form as well […]
The signing on May 11, 2016 of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) by President Obama has elevated trade secrets to a level on par with the other three categories of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks and copyrights, by providing a Federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.
A New Law Means New Rules
Legal Zoom touts its trademark services in its many radio, TV and print advertisements but who does Legal Zoom rely on for handling its own trademarks? The answer is experienced trademark attorneys. That’s right, Legal Zoom uses professionals to handle its trademarks. The same is true for Legal Zoom’s newest George Foreman. Why wouldn’t […]
Having a bad reputation is never a good thing, particularly if you are a business. A bad reputation in business will result in a loss of revenue and a loss of brand value. In today’s online world, managing your businesses reputation is more difficult than ever. Information available online can severely damage your brand […]
Ed and Bryan will be speaking about trademarks and other intellectual property matters at Connors in Gulf Coast Town Center on Thursday April 21st in front of the Small Business Resource Network. We hope to see you there. Bring your questions.
The recent attempt by the Fine Brothers to have YouTube take down “REACT” format type videos made by others showed how the public and the Fine Brothers react in a situation involving a misunderstanding of intellectual property law. Since 2010 the Fine Brothers have become famous for their YouTube series of “react” format […]
It’s 2016 and the political campaigns are in full gear with campaign advertisements and rallies. Such advertisements and rallies are often accompanied by excerpts of popular songs of various artists to help promote a candidate’s theme and message. Judging from the widespread use of such songs without consent or license, for instance the unauthorized […]