2017 Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Chalk Art Festival

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 […]

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The Benefits of Registering Trademarks

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 […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Trademark|Comments Off on The Benefits of Registering Trademarks|

Shareholder of Livingston Loeffler Presents Rotary Gift to Sunshine Kids Foundation

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 […]

By |September 21st, 2016|General, news|Comments Off on Shareholder of Livingston Loeffler Presents Rotary Gift to Sunshine Kids Foundation|

Copyright Protection of House Floor Plans

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 […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Copyright, news|Comments Off on Copyright Protection of House Floor Plans|

What All Businesses Must Know About The New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”

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
Prior […]

By |May 25th, 2016|news|Comments Off on What All Businesses Must Know About The New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”|

Follow Legal Zoom’s Example

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 […]

By |May 16th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Follow Legal Zoom’s Example|

How to Protect Your Online Reputation

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 […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|General|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Online Reputation|

Speaking at Connors in Gulf Coast Town Center

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.

By |April 21st, 2016|Copyright, General, news, Trademark|Comments Off on Speaking at Connors in Gulf Coast Town Center|

THE FINE BROTHERS STAR IN THEIR OWN “REACT” VIDEOS

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 […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|General|Comments Off on THE FINE BROTHERS STAR IN THEIR OWN “REACT” VIDEOS|

Are Politicians Exempt From Copyright Laws?

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 […]

By |March 8th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Are Politicians Exempt From Copyright Laws?|