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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?><feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom' xmlns:openSearch='http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/' xmlns:blogger='http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008' xmlns:georss='http://www.georss.org/georss' xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr='http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0'><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118</id><updated>2017-08-03T06:20:51.386-04:00</updated><category term="trademark law"/><category term="copyright law"/><category term="copyright infringement"/><category term="trademarks"/><category term="trademark infringement"/><category term="copyrights"/><category term="apple"/><category term="fair use"/><category term="trademark dilution"/><category term="trademark registration"/><category term="intellectual property protection"/><category term="sports law"/><category term="mailbag"/><category term="mean gene okerlund"/><category 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Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/5176497183910135566/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=5176497183910135566' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5176497183910135566'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5176497183910135566'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2013/11/were-moving.html' title='We&#39;re moving'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-704033010731617304</id><published>2012-08-16T14:47:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-08-16T14:47:06.379-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;? </title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13pt;&quot;&gt;Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;If there is one question that is not asked enough in the realm of intellectual property, it is, “Is your trademark you are considering strong enough?” Trademark registration is granted on a number of bases, one of the most important being the relationship of the mark to the goods and services. It is essential to find a mark as unrelated as possible to your business’s goods or services for the best trademark protection. That relationship, in turn, has an effect on the “strength” of the mark and, therefore, the mark owner’s ability to take advantage of the rights and privileges granted by registration.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10pt;&quot;&gt;There are four categories of word marks which can be registered.&amp;nbsp;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin: 0in 0in 2pt 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;1&lt;b&gt;) Fanciful&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;- the strongest trademark. The mark has no relation to the business’s goods and services, and that creates a presumption that the mark’s existence is owed to them.&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Kodak&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;Polaroid&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;Kleenex&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;Twizzler&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;M&amp;amp;M’s&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;Snickers&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;Linux&lt;/i&gt;, and&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Google&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;are examples of fanciful trademarks.&amp;nbsp; They are unique, made-up words created as trademarks that had no bearing on the related goods (cameras, tissues, candies, computer operating systems, and web site indexing tools).&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin: 0in 0in 2pt 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;2)&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;Arbitrary&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;– a strong mark, but weaker than a fanciful mark. The mark has no relation to the product, but the word already exists. “Apple” and “all&lt;i&gt;,&lt;/i&gt;” for example, are real words, but there is nothing about&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Apple&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;or&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;All&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;that might lead a prospective purchaser to associate those words with computers or laundry detergent.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin: 0in 0in 2pt 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;3)&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;Suggestive&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;- the mark suggests something about the product; however, the connection between the mark and the goods or services must still not be completely obvious.&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Frigidaire&lt;/i&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;iPad&lt;/i&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Xerox&lt;/i&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Walkman&lt;/i&gt;, and&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Mercury&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;are examples of marks “suggesting” goods associated with cold air (refrigerators), pads to write on (hand-held computing devices), equipment used in xerography (copiers), a man walking about (portable, personal stereos), and getting somewhere as fast as a Roman god’s messenger (motors, e.g. outboard motors for boats).&amp;nbsp; Note that some of these examples are unique, made-up words.&amp;nbsp; However, their lexicographic origins “suggest” something associated with the prefix or suffix.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin: 0in 0in 2pt 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;4)&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;Descriptive&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;- the mark describes the product. This is a very weak trademark that requires &quot;secondary meaning&quot; in order to gain trademark protection. Most descriptive marks do not gain trademark protection. The mark owner must prove that the public can identify that the product comes from the mark owner. The slogan, “The milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hands” is descriptive of any chocolate candy coated with a hard shell, but after many years of continuous use the consuming public associated that slogan with&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;M&amp;amp;M’s&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;chocolate candies, entitling the maker to registration.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;Two categories of terms that won’t be accepted for registration are worth mentioning.&amp;nbsp; Obscenities will be rejected.&amp;nbsp; A registration application will inevitably be rejected if the word(s) is&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;Generic&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;– words that are the same or equivalent to the goods or services.&amp;nbsp; These words can never be registered as trademarks, and they are given no protection whatsoever.&amp;nbsp; Remember that trademarks tell the purchasing public the source of the goods and services, and generic terms can’t convey that information because the source is not distinguishable from other business sources if the mark is generic.&amp;nbsp; It is also important to keep in mind that it doesn’t matter whether the generic terms are real words or made up words. For example, “apple” is a real word, and&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Apple&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;was acceptable for registration in connection with computers, but that word may never be the trademark of a grower or seller of apples.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Girlgear&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;is an example of made-up word, but it still can’t be registered as a trademark of athletic apparel (also known as gear) for girls.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;These concepts must be kept in mind when considering the right name for marketing purposes in order to develop a trademark that’s just right for each business’s image.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;Ironically, some trademarks become generic words.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Aspirin&lt;/i&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;cellophane&lt;/i&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;escalator&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;are examples of words that started as trademarks, but have become a part of the vernacular.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  5. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/704033010731617304/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=704033010731617304' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/704033010731617304'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/704033010731617304'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/08/is-your-trademark-fanciful.html' title='Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;? '/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-2898199312778453672</id><published>2012-08-16T14:46:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2012-08-16T14:46:33.858-04:00</updated><title type='text'>The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right? </title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Wrong.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Recently, the FTC settled with several companies that one person owned over the amount of minutes received in purchasing calling cards.&amp;nbsp; The FTC charged in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey that consumers who purchased the calling cards did not receive the promised amount of minutes per card.&amp;nbsp; The FTC alleged that the cards delivered an average of only 45% of the advertised minutes due to extra fees.&amp;nbsp; Those extra fees could be found on the cards, but they were in fine print that was difficult to read.&amp;nbsp; &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;The FTC claimed that the agency tested the cards extensively, and that 139 of 141 cards failed to deliver the number of minutes advertised on the point-of-sale posters.&amp;nbsp; The FTC also alleged that the cards had hidden fees, such as “hang-up” fees and weekly fees.&amp;nbsp; &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;All of this is defined as deceptive marketing of the products (calling cards) in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. §41.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Instead of fighting the FTC allegations, the New Jersey companies decided to settle.&amp;nbsp; They agreed to a Consent Order with the FTC, which is an agreement with the FTC in which a company will change its behavior in some manner in order to conform to FTC regulations.&amp;nbsp; These changes include:&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Symbol; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;&quot;&gt;·&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Times New Roman&#39;; font-size: 7pt;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Paying a fine of $2.32 million;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Symbol; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;&quot;&gt;·&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Times New Roman&#39;; font-size: 7pt;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Being barred from misrepresenting the amount of time consumers will receive from prepaid calling cards;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Symbol; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;&quot;&gt;·&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Times New Roman&#39;; font-size: 7pt;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Being required to clearly and prominently disclose any fees or charges; and&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Symbol; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;&quot;&gt;·&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Times New Roman&#39;; font-size: 7pt;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Needing to routinely monitor the advertising materials displayed by their distributors and the number of minutes of talk time their prepaid calling cards deliver to consumers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Obviously, the difficult part of this settlement is the amount of the fine.&amp;nbsp; $2.32 million is a lot for a small company to pay.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;More can be read on the FTC’s website at: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/02/millennium.shtm&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;How can my company avoid these FTC fines?&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Ultimately, this answer depends upon your business.&amp;nbsp; To say “avoid being deceptive” is simplistic and yet exactly what every business must do.&amp;nbsp; Businesses make claims in advertising.&amp;nbsp; Those claims must have substantiation.&amp;nbsp; To substantiate (i.e., back up) the claims in your advertisements means utilizing expert testimony, extrinsic evidence, tests, studies, etc. in advertising. This is so whether the type of claim you&#39;re making, or plan to make, is express or implied. Yes, you should be aware of what your ad may imply. So review your ads carefully--preferably with a lawyer with expertise in this area--and be sure that you can back up your ad claims.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  7. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/2898199312778453672/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=2898199312778453672' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/2898199312778453672'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/2898199312778453672'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-ftc-wont-fine-my-company-for.html' title='The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right? '/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-3698846363885281748</id><published>2012-08-16T14:35:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2012-08-16T14:35:52.542-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Anthony&#39;s CLE class schedule</title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13px;&quot;&gt;We at Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC would like to thank the Rutgers Law School-Camden (Anthony&#39;s alma mater) and the Jenkins Law Library for recognizing Anthony as knowledgeable in intellectual property.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: windowtext; font-size: 13.0pt; mso-font-kerning: 0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: windowtext; font-size: 13.0pt; mso-font-kerning: 0pt;&quot;&gt;Anthony Verna CLE Lecture Schedule:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: windowtext; font-size: 13.0pt; mso-font-kerning: 0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Rutgers Law School - Camden:&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; September 24, 2012&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://rutgerscle.com/&quot;&gt; http://rutgerscle.com/&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; 3.0 Credits&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;Jenkins Law Library:&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; October 3, 2012&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;a href=&quot;http://bit.ly/AVCLE&quot;&gt;http://bit.ly/AVCLE&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; 1.0 Credits&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  9. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/3698846363885281748/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=3698846363885281748' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3698846363885281748'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3698846363885281748'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/08/anthonys-cle-class-schedule.html' title='Anthony&#39;s CLE class schedule'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-1487812749762863642</id><published>2012-06-02T17:42:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2012-06-02T17:42:12.888-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Anthony Verna to lecture at a CLE class</title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: windowtext; font-size: 13pt;&quot;&gt;Anthony Verna to lecture at a CLE class&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: windowtext; font-size: 13pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10pt;&quot;&gt;Anthony Verna is teaching a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class in Philadelphia at the Jenkins Law Library on copyright law basics.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;We at Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC would like to thank the law library for recognizing Anthony as an expert in an area that even many attorneys misunderstand.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Please visit&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;http://bit.ly/AVCLE&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;for more information on this CLE session.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/1487812749762863642/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=1487812749762863642' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1487812749762863642'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1487812749762863642'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/06/anthony-verna-to-lecture-at-cle-class.html' title='Anthony Verna to lecture at a CLE class'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-4056188124302642481</id><published>2012-06-02T17:41:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2012-06-02T17:41:13.312-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;?</title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt; mso-font-kerning: 0pt;&quot;&gt;Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt; mso-font-kerning: 0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;If there is one question that is not asked enough in the realm of intellectual property, it is, “Is your trademark you are considering strong enough?” Trademark registration is granted on a number of bases, one of the most important being the relationship of the mark to the goods and services. It is essential to find a mark as unrelated as possible to your business’s goods or services for the best trademark protection. That relationship, in turn, has an effect on the “strength” of the mark and, therefore, the mark owner’s ability to take advantage of the rights and privileges granted by registration.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: .5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;There are four categories of word marks which can be registered.&amp;nbsp; &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: .5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;1&lt;b&gt;) Fanciful&lt;/b&gt; - the strongest trademark. The mark has no relation to the business’s goods and services, and that creates a presumption that the mark’s existence is owed to them. &lt;i&gt;Kodak&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; Polaroid&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; Kleenex&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; Twizzler&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; M&amp;amp;M’s&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; Snickers&lt;/i&gt;,&lt;i&gt; Linux&lt;/i&gt;, and &lt;i&gt;Google &lt;/i&gt;are examples of fanciful trademarks.&amp;nbsp; They are unique, made-up words created as trademarks that had no bearing on the related goods (cameras, tissues, candies, computer operating systems, and web site indexing tools). &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;2) &lt;b&gt;Arbitrary&lt;/b&gt; – a strong mark, but weaker than a fanciful mark. The mark has no relation to the product, but the word already exists. “Apple” and “all&lt;i&gt;,&lt;/i&gt;” for example, are real words, but there is nothing about &lt;i&gt;Apple&lt;/i&gt; or &lt;i&gt;All&lt;/i&gt; that might lead a prospective purchaser to associate those words with computers or laundry detergent. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;3) &lt;b&gt;Suggestive&lt;/b&gt; - the mark suggests something about the product; however, the connection between the mark and the goods or services must still not be completely obvious. &lt;i&gt;Frigidaire&lt;/i&gt;, &lt;i&gt;iPad&lt;/i&gt;, &lt;i&gt;Xerox&lt;/i&gt;, &lt;i&gt;Walkman&lt;/i&gt;, and &lt;i&gt;Mercury&lt;/i&gt; are examples of marks “suggesting” goods associated with cold air (refrigerators), pads to write on (hand-held computing devices), equipment used in xerography (copiers), a man walking about (portable, personal stereos), and getting somewhere as fast as a Roman god’s messenger (motors, e.g. outboard motors for boats).&amp;nbsp; Note that some of these examples are unique, made-up words.&amp;nbsp; However, their lexicographic origins “suggest” something associated with the prefix or suffix. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: .5in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;4) &lt;b&gt;Descriptive&lt;/b&gt; - the mark describes the product. This is a very weak trademark that requires &quot;secondary meaning&quot; in order to gain trademark protection. Most descriptive marks do not gain trademark protection. The mark owner must prove that the public can identify that the product comes from the mark owner. The slogan, “The milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hands” is descriptive of any chocolate candy coated with a hard shell, but after many years of continuous use the consuming public associated that slogan with &lt;i&gt;M&amp;amp;M’s&lt;/i&gt; chocolate candies, entitling the maker to registration.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: .5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;Two categories of terms that won’t be accepted for registration are worth mentioning.&amp;nbsp; Obscenities will be rejected.&amp;nbsp; A registration application will inevitably be rejected if the word(s) is &lt;b&gt;Generic &lt;/b&gt;– words that are the same or equivalent to the goods or services.&amp;nbsp; These words can never be registered as trademarks, and they are given no protection whatsoever.&amp;nbsp; Remember that trademarks tell the purchasing public the source of the goods and services, and generic terms can’t convey that information because the source is not distinguishable from other business sources if the mark is generic.&amp;nbsp; It is also important to keep in mind that it doesn’t matter whether the generic terms are real words or made up words. For example, “apple” is a real word, and &lt;i&gt;Apple&lt;/i&gt;was acceptable for registration in connection with computers, but that word may never be the trademark of a grower or seller of apples.&amp;nbsp; &lt;i&gt;Girlgear&lt;/i&gt;is an example of made-up word, but it still can’t be registered as a trademark of athletic apparel (also known as gear) for girls. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;These concepts must be kept in mind when considering the right name for marketing purposes in order to develop a trademark that’s just right for each business’s image.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 9.5pt;&quot;&gt;Ironically, some trademarks become generic words.&amp;nbsp; &lt;i&gt;Aspirin&lt;/i&gt;, &lt;i&gt;cellophane&lt;/i&gt;, &lt;i&gt;escalator&lt;/i&gt; are examples of words that started as trademarks, but have become a part of the vernacular. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 1.15pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 11px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  13. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/4056188124302642481/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=4056188124302642481' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/4056188124302642481'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/4056188124302642481'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/06/is-your-trademark-fanciful.html' title='Is your trademark &quot;fanciful&quot;?'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-999609029531624765</id><published>2012-06-01T10:21:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2012-06-01T10:21:51.691-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Featured in another e-newsletter</title><content type='html'>I want to thank Frank Rotella and Rofami, Inc., for featuring an article of mine in a recent e-newsletter of theirs.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;http://rofami.com/mainnewslettertopicdidyouknow.htm&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;Valuable Trademark Tips from an Experienced Attorney&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Thank you, Frank, for allowing me to share my expertise in this area.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  15. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/999609029531624765/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=999609029531624765' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/999609029531624765'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/999609029531624765'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/06/featured-in-another-e-newsletter.html' title='Featured in another e-newsletter'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-3666170601832700511</id><published>2012-05-31T07:50:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-05-31T07:50:20.069-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Should you use a sweepstakes or other promotion to increase sales?</title><content type='html'>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;Promotion devices such as sweepstakes, contests, coupons, gift cards, gift certificates, rebates, giveaways and the like are respected and successful means of garnering customer loyalty and improving sales.&amp;nbsp; But the days when a company can just “crank one out” are long gone.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Promotions today are subject to regulations in every state and the District of Columbia, and territories such as Puerto Rico.&amp;nbsp; And more and more federal laws are touching on these topics.&amp;nbsp; There are traps for the unwary depending on the kind of business (e.g., dairy, tobacco, alcohol, gasoline/fuel, retail, or association with a charity), the size of the promotion (e.g., if a sweepstakes prize is more than $5000 it needs to be registered and bonded in certain states), the duration or expiration of the benefits (some minimums now apply), and who can participate (special rules apply to promotions to children under 13, while others are limited to adults).&amp;nbsp;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;And then there’s the question of what data businesses can collect and what they can do with it.&amp;nbsp;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;Don’t be afraid to promote your business, but do it with a comfortable knowledge of the rules of the road.&amp;nbsp; In the coming months we’ll tell you about some of the issues you need to know.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  17. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/3666170601832700511/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=3666170601832700511' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3666170601832700511'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3666170601832700511'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2012/05/should-you-use-sweepstakes-or-other.html' title='Should you use a sweepstakes or other promotion to increase sales?'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-30346025027051051</id><published>2011-05-31T14:04:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2011-05-31T14:05:59.343-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright infringement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark infringement"/><title type='text'>It&#39;s a Crazy Intellectual Property World</title><content type='html'>&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; height=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;67%&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#ffffff&quot; style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; height=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#ffffff&quot; style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; padding-top: 22px; padding-right: 42px; padding-bottom: 20px; padding-left: 21px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: transparent; border-right-width: 0px; border-right-style: solid; border-right-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: rgb(242, 96, 6); &quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 18px; &quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;It&#39;s a Crazy Intellectual Property World&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;From Apple trying to register a trademark of &quot;App Store&quot; to Apple suing someone for selling white iPhone kits, to CBS being the subject of a lawsuit for copyright infringement; it is a crazy intellectual property world.  &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;Do not wade through the waters of intellectual property alone - let&#39;s go through some of the difficult stories.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 16px; &quot;&gt;Apple&#39;s &quot;Appstore&quot; Trademark&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;I do not believe that Apple &lt;a target=&quot;_blank&quot; href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12663360&amp;amp;msgid=146257&amp;amp;act=6ARW&amp;amp;c=834985&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2F%2520http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ipbrief.net%2F2011%2F05%2F23%2Ftaking-a-bite-out-of-the-apple-%25E2%2580%259Cappstore%25E2%2580%259D-trademark-infringement-update%2F&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(1, 165, 228); text-decoration: underline; &quot;&gt;will be able to either register &quot;Appstore&quot; or &quot;App Store&quot; as a trademark&lt;/a&gt; or successfully win its lawsuit for trademark infringement against &lt;a href=&quot;http://amazon.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: underline; &quot;&gt;Amazon.com&lt;/a&gt;.  This is because many people for years have been using &quot;app&quot; as a shortened form for the word &quot;application.&quot;  To me, &quot;app&quot; is a generic term and &quot;store&quot; is a generic term used for &quot;a store in which one buys applications.&quot;  As the story says, &quot;the threshold that businesses must cross in order to avoid being deemed to use a generic term&quot; will be decided in these cases.&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;http://files.icontact.com/templates/v2/TechTwoColumnGray/images/image1.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; border-top-width: 4px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); border-right-width: 4px; border-right-style: solid; border-right-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); border-bottom-width: 4px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); border-left-width: 4px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); display: inline; &quot; /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&quot;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-size: 11px; text-align: -webkit-auto; &quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; &gt;&lt;b&gt;CBS and CNET are sued&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot;&gt;A coalition of artists have sued CBS and CNET for wilfully facilitating copyright infringement.  According to the suit, CBS and CNET received advertising revenue when users of the Limewire peer-to-peer downloading system downloaded unauthorized copies of work.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;_blank&quot; href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12663360&amp;amp;msgid=146257&amp;amp;act=6ARW&amp;amp;c=834985&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcmag.com%2Farticle2%2F0%2C2817%2C2384913%2C00.asp&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(1, 165, 228); text-decoration: underline; &quot;&gt;http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384913,00.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span &gt;&lt;b&gt;Do not forget my speaking engagement:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;I will be speaking on June 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM to the Executives Club of New Jersey. The topic is Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Law Thoughts for Small-to-Medium Business. It will be jam-packed with thoughts and ideas.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; word-wrap: break-word; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 8px; &quot;&gt;Please come. RSVP by clicking this link:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;_blank&quot; href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12663360&amp;amp;msgid=146257&amp;amp;act=6ARW&amp;amp;c=834985&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FmN4Nd6&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(1, 165, 228); text-decoration: underline; &quot;&gt;http://bit.ly/mN4Nd6&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;33%&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#ffffff&quot; style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; height=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#ffffff&quot; style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); padding-top: 22px; padding-right: 22px; padding-bottom: 20px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 11px; &quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: transparent; border-right-width: 0px; border-right-style: solid; border-right-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;font-size: 11px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 16px; &quot;&gt;Apple II&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;Apple has &lt;a target=&quot;_blank&quot; href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12663360&amp;amp;msgid=146257&amp;amp;act=6ARW&amp;amp;c=834985&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.loopinsight.com%2F2011%2F05%2F26%2Fapple-sues-white-iphone-conversion-kit-company-for-trademark-infringement%2F&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(1, 165, 228); text-decoration: underline; &quot;&gt;filed suit against&lt;/a&gt; a small company run by a teen that sells conversion kits to make your iPhone 4 white.  To me, it seems more of an issue of trade dress than trademark infringement, though the website&#39;s name does use iPhone.  &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left; word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;; font-size: 11px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://files.icontact.com/templates/v2/TechTwoColumnGray/images/sep1.gif&quot; style=&quot;display: inline; &quot; /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  19. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/30346025027051051/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=30346025027051051' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/30346025027051051'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/30346025027051051'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-crazy-intellectual-property-world.html' title='It&#39;s a Crazy Intellectual Property World'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-8713163703529351793</id><published>2011-05-26T17:37:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2011-05-26T17:39:22.237-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright infringement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sweepstakes"/><title type='text'>I hope you will be able to come out to see me speak!</title><content type='html'>&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; &quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; &gt;I hope you will be able to come out to see me speak!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; &gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;http://files.icontact.com/templates/v2/AirMailOneColumn/images/image.jpg&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; style=&quot;border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(52, 152, 53); border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(52, 152, 53); border-right-width: 1px; border-right-style: solid; border-right-color: rgb(52, 152, 53); border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(52, 152, 53); display: block; float: right; margin-left: 20px; &quot; /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; &gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 21px; &quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Executives Club of New Jersey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 14px; &quot;&gt;I will be speaking on June 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM to the Executives Club of New Jersey.  The topic is Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Law Thoughts for Small-to-Medium Business.  It will be jam-packed with thoughts and ideas.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;Please come.  RSVP by clicking this link:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/rclick.php?d=MjgwO83eQvbNkw7vnMyw4Mi4r4GTfC8J&amp;amp;w=2&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.meetup.com%2FExecutivesClubNJ%2Fevents%2F17542263%2F&quot; style=&quot;color: rgb(232, 64, 116); &quot;&gt;http://www.meetup.com/ExecutivesClubNJ/events/17542263/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;border-bottom-width: 8px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(211, 228, 248); color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: rgb(102, 102, 102); &quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 18px; &quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Hangover II/Tattoo    &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;I am sure many of you heard of the conflict between the producers and creators of &quot;The Hangover Part II&quot; and the tattoo artist that designed Mike Tyson&#39;s infamous facial tattoo.  The artist has sued the producers and creators for copyright infringement.  The first question is if a tattoo deserves a copyright.  This will probably come down to the medium upon which the design is fixed.  I am sure no injunction will be given, though, and we can all go to the movies this weekend.  http://bit.ly/lQd9RW&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; style=&quot;word-wrap: break-word; table-layout: fixed; &quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;border-bottom-width: 8px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(211, 228, 248); color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; &quot;&gt;&lt;p style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; &quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; &gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 21px; &quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Sweepstakes&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 14px; &quot;&gt;Have you noticed the proliferation of sweepstakes and contests? I picked up a Nesquick bottle with a sweepstakes. I received an e-mail from the New York Islanders about a sweepstakes. What other companies are holding sweepstakes? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 14px; &quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://click.icptrack.com/icp/rclick.php?d=MjgwO83eQvbNkw7vnMyw4Mi4r4GTfC8J&amp;amp;w=2&amp;amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Ffb.me%2FXi3heVwY&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; style=&quot;margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(232, 64, 116); &quot;&gt;http://fb.me/Xi3heVwY&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
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  21. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/8713163703529351793/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=8713163703529351793' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/8713163703529351793'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/8713163703529351793'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-hope-you-will-be-able-to-come-out-to.html' title='I hope you will be able to come out to see me speak!'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-3919211762641547132</id><published>2011-02-22T12:29:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2011-02-22T12:47:47.929-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="toy fair"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark infringement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><title type='text'>Continuing to visit and update</title><content type='html'>Just as in the last update, I have been out visiting companies.  This time, it was to Toy Fair 2011.  I met with many interesting businesses of many different sizes.  I also tried out many new toys - all were different.  (And I did&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I truly am excited about small business continuing to develop and innovate. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The development means that there are more ideas coming to fruition and that means more trademarks and copyrights to protect.  It also means more advertising to be vetted.  It is important to not forget these components to any business, especially in one where intellectual property and advertising is the business.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:100%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;messageBody&quot;&gt;***&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;messageBody&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Trademark  infringement &lt;a href=&quot;http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-02/07/c_13721243.htm&quot;&gt;is high in China&lt;/a&gt; - not because of counterfeiting (which is  a different issue) - but because of a lack of knowledge of the  trademark process.  I see it often in the United States, too.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;***&lt;br /&gt;I am reminded that&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:100%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;messageBody&quot;&gt; I  spoke to someone recently who asked about a trademark registration.  He  said that he budgeted for placing the advertisement with a radio  station.  So, now, his company&#39;s trademark and advertisement were out in  the ether, in use, but not vetted by an attorney.  How does the company  know that the mark does not infringe others or if the advertisement  passes truthfulness, not misleading, and federal regulations?&lt;br /&gt;   &lt;br /&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;***&lt;span class=&quot;messageBody&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Ford  &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.examiner.com/ford-in-national/ford-sues-ferrari-for-trademark-infringement&quot;&gt;sues Ferrari for trademark infringement&lt;/a&gt;, as Ferrari planned to call its  newest race car the F150.  Ferrari backed off and proposes the use of  &quot;Ferrari F150 Italia&quot; instead.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What I like here is the idea that more words in a trademark means that two marks that could be similar really are different:  the target markets are different, the goods (while in the same industry) are different, and the marks themselves are different enough so that both can exist.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  22. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  23. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/3919211762641547132/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=3919211762641547132' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3919211762641547132'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3919211762641547132'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2011/02/continuing-to-visit-and-update.html' title='Continuing to visit and update'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-749210306946672473</id><published>2011-02-11T10:20:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2011-02-11T14:23:07.211-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cmp.ly"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cmply"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="toy fair"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="toy fair 2011"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark enforcement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark infringement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><title type='text'>Traveleing and visiting</title><content type='html'>It is always a pleasure to visit new companies and see what new innovations are being made.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;At Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC, we do emphasize the need for companies to comply with federal regulations from different agencies in advertising.  As our world grows more complex, so do regulations and so do the needs of companies to comply with advertising regulations.  (As an aside, did you know California now has its own &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.metnews.com/articles/2011/hype011911.htm&quot;&gt;anti-spam statute&lt;/a&gt;, apart from the federal &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canspam&quot;&gt;CANSPAM&lt;/a&gt; statute?)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It was with pleasure, then, that Robin and I visited the offices of CMPLY, whose website is &lt;a href=&quot;http://cmp.ly/&quot;&gt;cmp.ly&lt;/a&gt;, which is a start-up out of New York, helping companies follow federal compliance regulations and trying to make it easy.  While no solution is black-and-white and every advertising situation has its own shades of grey, the conversations we had about advertising regulations schemes in today&#39;s world, full of social media and microsites were most enlightening and fulfilling.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;That said, I am looking forward to going to Toy Fair this year.  It starts next week.  I will be going there, and I hope to see anyone on this list in the toy industry at the convention.  Let me know where you will be if you will be there.  Just send me e-mail at [email protected]&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Here is an&lt;a href=&quot;http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20030809-281.html&quot;&gt; interesting story&lt;/a&gt; about the federal government asking for the power to veto domain names.  What troubles me here is the clash of &quot;Security&quot; versus the freedom of speech.  This is a story to keep an eye on - especially if the federal government wishes to block any particular domain names.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We should not be surprised, but Zynga, makes of the Farmville and Cityville games on Facebook, are &lt;a href=&quot;http://blog.games.com/2011/01/24/zynga-cease-desist-blingville/&quot;&gt;enforcing trademark rights&lt;/a&gt; against anyone who uses &quot;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ipbrief.net/2011/01/21/infringementville-who-owns-%E2%80%9C-ville%E2%80%9D-trademark-rights-for-facebook-games/&quot;&gt;ville&lt;/a&gt;&quot; in a similar use.  We need to keep an eye out to see if Zynga is going to expand this use.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I  like meeting with someone at the very beginning of a project.  This  means I can lay out all the intellectual property issues at the  beginning.  What copyright issues are there?  What trademark issues are  there?  I like developing the intellectual property plan at the  beginning to reduce risk as much as possible.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  24. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  25. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/749210306946672473/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=749210306946672473' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/749210306946672473'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/749210306946672473'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2011/02/traveleing-and-visiting.html' title='Traveleing and visiting'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-3333531165176573693</id><published>2011-01-20T07:51:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-20T07:52:50.959-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademarks"/><title type='text'>Teleseminar - Trademark &amp; More 101</title><content type='html'>On Saturday, January 22 at 12:00 PM Eastern, I will be hosting a  teleseminar with Diane Kennedy, CPA on Trademarks &amp;amp; More 101.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Visit &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;http://www.dianesseminars.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;wbr&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;word_break&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;com/&lt;/a&gt; to sign up for this teleseminar.  Yes, you can listen and participate from the comfort of your own home at your own phone.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Listen to what a trademark is, how they are registered, and how trademark law can affect your business. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Diane Kennedy, CPA, will be talking about tax consequences for your business.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We look forward to having you join us - virtually.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Sign up at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;http://www.dianesseminars.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;wbr&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;word_break&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;com/&lt;/a&gt; to get the phone number to call in.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  26. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  27. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/3333531165176573693/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=3333531165176573693' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3333531165176573693'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3333531165176573693'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2011/01/teleseminar-trademark-more-101.html' title='Teleseminar - Trademark &amp; More 101'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-7655906771313565204</id><published>2010-11-29T12:08:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2010-11-29T12:10:33.186-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="advertising law"/><title type='text'>Advertising Law for Small Business</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;D_boxsection &quot;&gt;    &lt;p&gt;One question I find myself answering is why I merged my practice with Robin Kravitz&#39; practice.  This is simple: to offer my clients more services.  Protecting intellectual property is only one aspect to a business.  The business needs to use its intellectual property in order to have customers and bring customers back. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;This is why we will be speaking about advertising law issues in another free seminar.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Come and join us at North Jersey Federal Credit Union for the second  seminar in a series of four presented by Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC. We  will discuss Advertising Law for Small Businesses on December 1, 2010 at  5:30 PM.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;North Jersey Federal Credit Union&lt;br /&gt;711 Union Blvd&lt;br /&gt;Totowa, NJ 07512 US&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;We will watch commercials from various eras and review print ads and discuss the following topics:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;How advertising is affected by the various areas of law&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Truthfulness and claims&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Creation, Production, Placement and what agreements are needed with agencies&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Best business practices&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Please RSVP to Anthony Verna by replying to this e-mail or James Giffin at [email protected]&lt;/p&gt;    &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  28. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  29. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/7655906771313565204/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=7655906771313565204' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/7655906771313565204'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/7655906771313565204'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/11/advertising-law-for-small-business.html' title='Advertising Law for Small Business'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-5889233661010921127</id><published>2010-11-07T11:14:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-11-07T11:18:17.119-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Do not forget our seminar - free - Trademarks for Business</title><content type='html'>This is a reminder that the Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC seminar series startTake a look at the first of this series here:&lt;br /&gt;http://events.linkedin.com/Trademarks-Small-Business/pub/458307&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Our first seminar is on Trademarks for Small Business.  It will take place at North Jersey Federal Credit Union.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;North Jersey Federal Credit Union is located at 711 Union Blvd., in Totowa, NJ.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;We will start at 5:30 PM.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Topics covered:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is a trademark?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Why do I need to register a trademark?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is the registration process like?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What common mistakes are made in trademark applications?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             How can I enforce trademarks?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;•             How are trademarks assets?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;To RSVP, just reply to this e-mail or send James Giffin at NJFCU an e-mail at [email protected] and say that you are going.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I look forward to seeing you there.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  30. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  31. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/5889233661010921127/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=5889233661010921127' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5889233661010921127'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5889233661010921127'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/11/do-not-forget-our-seminar-free.html' title='Do not forget our seminar - free - Trademarks for Business'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-5208212656843738168</id><published>2010-10-18T16:59:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2010-10-18T17:04:50.925-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="seminar"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademarks"/><title type='text'>Trademark Seminar!</title><content type='html'>Announcing. . . Kravitz &amp;amp; Verna LLC.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And how best to announce a new law practice than to do it with a series of seminars.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Take a look at the first of this series here:&lt;br /&gt;http://events.linkedin.com/Trademarks-Small-Business/pub/458307&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Our first seminar is on Trademarks for Small Business.  It will take place at North Jersey Federal Credit Union.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;North Jersey Federal Credit Union is located at 711 Union Blvd., in Totowa, NJ.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;We will start at 5:30 PM.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Topics covered: Tuesday, November 9 for the seminar on Trademarks.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is a trademark?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Why do I need to register a trademark?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is the registration process like?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What common mistakes are made in trademark applications?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             How can I enforce trademarks?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             How are trademarks assets?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thursday, December 2 for the seminar on Advertising.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             How advertising is affected by the various areas of law&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Truthfulness and claims&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Creation, Production, Placement and what agreements are needed with agencies&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Best business practices&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Tuesday, January 11 for the seminar on Licensing and Copyrights.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is a copyright?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What do I need to register a copyright?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Why are copyrights important to my business?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is a licensing agreement?  What can I license?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             What is a royalty payment?  How can I structure them?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Tuesday, February 8 for the seminar on Promotion law.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             Contests and Sweepstakes Regulation&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;•             How these regulations affect business&lt;/p&gt;http://events.linkedin.com/Trademarks-Small-Business/pub/458307&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  32. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  33. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/5208212656843738168/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=5208212656843738168' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5208212656843738168'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5208212656843738168'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/10/trademark-seminar.html' title='Trademark Seminar!'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-1393282622428923663</id><published>2010-06-15T07:31:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-15T07:32:46.314-04:00</updated><title type='text'>A reminder!</title><content type='html'>I am just reminding you about Wednesday night&#39;s teleseminar on How to Create and Build Intellectual Property Value, with Diane Kennedy, CPA. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Register here:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  34. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  35. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/1393282622428923663/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=1393282622428923663' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1393282622428923663'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1393282622428923663'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/reminder.html' title='A reminder!'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-1387603466317944232</id><published>2010-06-04T11:12:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-11T11:59:45.619-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="social media"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="social media law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark opinion"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark searches"/><title type='text'>Video killed the radio star</title><content type='html'>For those of you who are fans of my law practice on Facebook, you have been seeing video of me discussing various areas of law that I practice.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You can find all the videos here:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/avernalawfirm&quot;&gt;http://www.youtube.com/avernalawfirm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But, for today, I do want to focus on two videos specifically.  The first one is about having a trademark search performed.  &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDeW46gNsvk&quot;&gt;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDeW46gNsvk&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I received a phone call from a client recently about a trademark application that is stuck for multiple reasons.  It might be most cost-effective to restart.  That is not the answer any client wants to hear with a mark already used in commerce.  But use = registration.  I want everyone to do it right from the beginning.  Let us start with the trademark search and the advice that comes from the search is invaluable.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The other video is about the areas of law you might encounter on social media:  &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf0Q_44b8qI&quot;&gt;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf0Q_44b8qI&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;New Teleseminar!  June 16 a 9 PM Eastern with Diane Kennedy, CPA.  Diane and I will be speaking about How to Create and Build Intellectual Property Value.  Register here to get the phone numbers to dial in:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.dianesseminars.com/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Register now!  I look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday!&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  36. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  37. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/1387603466317944232/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=1387603466317944232' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1387603466317944232'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1387603466317944232'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/video-killed-radio-star.html' title='Video killed the radio star'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-6455034020297731236</id><published>2010-05-10T12:18:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2010-05-10T12:21:48.271-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Just a reminder about tonight&#39;s webinar!</title><content type='html'>Just a reminder about tonight&#39;s webinar!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reserve your Webinar seat now at:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&quot;&gt;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I am hosting it with Christine Gallager, a social media trainer and coach.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Title: Social Media: Practical and Legal Issues for Business&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Date: Monday, May 10, 2010&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reserve your Webinar seat now at:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&quot;&gt;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. All registrations will also enter you on the mailing lists of Anthony Verna and Christine Gallagher.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  38. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  39. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/6455034020297731236/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=6455034020297731236' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6455034020297731236'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6455034020297731236'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/05/just-reminder-about-tonights-webinar.html' title='Just a reminder about tonight&#39;s webinar!'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-3533119074077807326</id><published>2010-05-03T15:44:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2010-05-03T16:06:16.216-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="downfall"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="hitler meme"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="parody"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="youtube"/><title type='text'>Another webinar and some other odds and ends</title><content type='html'>I hope the spring means that everyone is doing well.  It has been a strange spring in New York City, meaning that it is blazing hot one day, and then rainy the next.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I was awakened last night by thunder that made a car alarm sound (obviously, it was a car alarm that needed to be moved).&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We have another webinar coming up, next Monday, May 10.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reserve your Webinar seat now at:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&quot;&gt;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I am hosting it with Christine Gallager, a social media trainer and coach. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Brought to you by Anthony Verna of the Law Offices of Anthony Verna and Christine Gallagher, Online Marketing &amp;amp; Social Media Trainer &amp;amp; Coach for Small Business Owners, it&#39;s &quot;Social Media: Practical and Legal Issues for Business.&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Learn how to choose a good name (especially for use in social media), how trademark law affects that choice, how to create content, and how to control that content.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Title:   Social Media: Practical and Legal Issues for Business&lt;br /&gt;  &lt;br /&gt;Date:  Monday, May 10, 2010&lt;br /&gt;  &lt;br /&gt;Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reserve your Webinar seat now at:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&quot;&gt;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.  All registrations will also enter you on the mailing lists of Anthony Verna and Christine Gallagher.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;System Requirements&lt;br /&gt;PC-based attendees&lt;br /&gt;Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Macintosh®-based attendees&lt;br /&gt;Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Space is limited.&lt;br /&gt;Reserve your Webinar seat now at:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&quot;&gt;https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/874334848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;One series of user-made videos on YouTube is &lt;a href=&quot;http://mashable.com/2010/04/20/dmca-hitler/&quot;&gt;beginning to be removed&lt;/a&gt;.  It is a scene from the German-Austrian film &quot;Downfall&quot; in which Hitler has a tantrum.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Of course, I like the clip where the subtitles in the film mock the new &quot;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_fmjfhU7B4&quot;&gt;Star Trek&lt;/a&gt;&quot; movie and its reception.  I am sure that will be removed sometime soon.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The issue is one of practicality vs. legality.  Yes, parody is protected as free speech and then fair use under copyright law.  (Those of us who remember the 2 Live Crew &quot;Pretty Woman&quot; &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_v._Acuff-Rose_Music,_Inc.&quot;&gt;case&lt;/a&gt; know that.)  However, if I host a website that is mostly user-generated content, do I want to fight over each video in court or do I want to take advantage of the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and just remove them?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;That&#39;s right.  It&#39;s just easier to remove the videos.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;****&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A reminder for those of you who have trademark registrations:  You have a duty to enforce them.  So you need to do searches for your mark.  You need to file extensions of time against those similar marks that go to publication.  You need to file opposition proceedings against those similar marks.  Your duty to enforce your marks means that your marks could be canceled for not enforcing them. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Call me at 917-348-0108 or send an e-mail to &lt;a href=mailto:[email protected]&gt;[email protected]&lt;/a&gt; to discuss trademark enforcement.&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  40. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  41. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/3533119074077807326/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=3533119074077807326' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3533119074077807326'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/3533119074077807326'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-webinar-and-some-other-odds-and.html' title='Another webinar and some other odds and ends'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-5790815764491197057</id><published>2010-03-08T10:42:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-03-08T10:56:35.190-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright infringement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyright registration"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="copyrights"/><title type='text'>Register your copyrights.  Now.</title><content type='html'>I just had a conversation with the Library of Congress.  Now, we all knew that copyright registrations were taking over a year to process.
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  43. &lt;br /&gt;However, the representative at the Library of Congress just told me that it is taking up to TWO years to process a copyright registration.  This is an extraordinarily long time for a process where the sample is stored at the Library of Congress and a number is assigned.
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  45. &lt;br /&gt;Have you filed your copyright registrations?  Now, courts will allow copyright lawsuits continue if an application has been filed - especially with this backlog.  However, it is not a step I would like to see anyone take.  File your copyright registrations because that is the first step to filing a lawsuit for infringement.
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  47. &lt;br /&gt;In two years, we all know that things change and infringements do happen.  I highly recommend filing as soon as possible because the process is taking so long.
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  49. &lt;br /&gt;****
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  51. &lt;br /&gt;Lunch Event!
  52. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://bizassetsnyc.eventbrite.com/&quot;&gt;http://bizassetsnyc.eventbrite.com/&lt;/a&gt;
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Verna III &lt;/h1&gt;  &lt;h1 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;of the Law Offices of Anthony Verna,&lt;/h1&gt;  &lt;h1 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;Steve Wechsler of Wechsler Associates, Inc.&lt;/h1&gt;  &lt;h1 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&amp;amp; Daniel Holohan of B&amp;amp;B Holcam&lt;/h1&gt;  &lt;p class=&quot;MsoBodyText2&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;present&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 22pt; color: rgb(192, 0, 0);&quot;&gt;Protecting Your Business’s Assets&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;A Lunch-and-Learn event for business owners&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;h3 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 14pt;&quot;&gt;Tuesday, March 23 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;  &lt;p class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 14pt;&quot;&gt;Keene&#39;s Steakhouse&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 14pt;&quot;&gt;
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  58. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  59. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  60. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/5790815764491197057/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=5790815764491197057' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5790815764491197057'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/5790815764491197057'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/03/register-your-copyrights-now.html' title='Register your copyrights.  Now.'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-6525069967162294783</id><published>2010-02-15T17:32:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2010-02-15T17:32:17.737-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Looking forward to tonight&#39;s call!</title><content type='html'>Don&#39;t forget that for audio, use these numbers:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dial-in Number: 1-518-825-1300&lt;br /&gt;Participant Access Code: 1155320&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;To view video, click this link:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;http://www.freeconference.com/SharePlusConnect.aspx?E=409a1cbb2635870c51a7a0b8003ee846&amp;amp;B=8364842&amp;amp;AC=1&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Date: Monday, February, 15, 2010&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Time: 9:00 PM - 10:25 PM EST&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I look forward to seeing you online!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-Anthony&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  61. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  62. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/6525069967162294783/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=6525069967162294783' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6525069967162294783'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6525069967162294783'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/02/looking-forward-to-tonights-call.html' title='Looking forward to tonight&#39;s call!'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-6714581619936455063</id><published>2010-02-13T09:32:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2010-02-13T09:33:26.371-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Another Phone and Web Seminar</title><content type='html'>Join us for a Phone and Web Seminar on February 15.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dial-in  Number: 1-518-825-1300 (East  Coast)&lt;br /&gt;Participant Access Code: 1155320&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This will be a phone  and web seminar on copyright and trademark law for small businesses.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Learn  to protect your intellectual property.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Learn what a trademark  is.  Learn what a copyright is.  This is going to be a primer so that  you&#39;re familiar with the terms and with the differences between these  areas of intellectual property.  Don&#39;t hesitate to protect your  trademarks and copyrights!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Registration for the webinar includes  registration to the free mailing list about current trademark and  copyright law issues by Anthony Verna.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Come and learn and  discuss.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Title:   Trademark and Copyright Law for Small Business&lt;br /&gt;  &lt;br /&gt;Date:  Monday, February, 15, 2010&lt;br /&gt;  &lt;br /&gt;Time:  9:00 PM - 10:25  PM EST&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;To view video:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.freeconference.com/SharePlusConnect.aspx?E=409a1cbb2635870c51a7a0b8003ee846&amp;amp;B=8364842&amp;amp;AC=1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; onmousedown=&quot;&#39;UntrustedLink.bootstrap($(this),&quot;&gt;http://www.freeconference.com/SharePlusConnect.aspx?E=409a1cbb2635870c51a7a0b8003ee846&amp;amp;B=8364842&amp;amp;AC=1&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reserve  your conference seat now! Hit the &quot;Reply&quot; button now, saying, &quot;I want to be in the February 15th conference!&quot;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  63. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  64. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/6714581619936455063/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=6714581619936455063' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6714581619936455063'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/6714581619936455063'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-phone-and-web-seminar.html' title='Another Phone and Web Seminar'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-1611945972548611414</id><published>2010-01-10T18:58:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-10T19:00:42.642-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark application"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademark registration"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="trademarks"/><title type='text'>The Four Items Most People Get Wrong in a Trademark Application</title><content type='html'>&lt;div&gt;Many business owners believe they can save money by doing a Federal trademark application. But what they do not know are the pitfalls in filing the application themselves.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;1. Incorrect Trademark. Yes, this might seem very basic – but many times, business owners register what they &lt;b&gt;think &lt;/b&gt;their mark is instead of registering the mark that the business is using.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;2. Incorrect Owner. People and corporations are different legal entities. Very often, a small business owner puts himself or herself as the owner of the trademark when it is the &lt;b&gt;corporation&lt;/b&gt; who owns and uses the trademark.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;3. Incorrect Date of First Use. What is the date of first use? It is the date that the trademark was used on any material related to the goods or services your company sells.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;4. Incorrect Description of the Goods and Services. As a part of filing for a Federal trademark, the application must list the goods and services that a mark represents. This list must be &lt;b&gt;complete&lt;/b&gt;. If the mark is not used in conjunction with any of the goods or services listed, then the registration is open to attack.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;If any of these items in a trademark application is incorrect, then the trademark application or registration is subject to cancellation.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Fraud Upon the United States Patent and Trademark Office can be triggered by even an &lt;b&gt;innocent &lt;/b&gt;mistake. If a trademark application is fraudulent, the trademark application or registration can be cancelled.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;See an attorney to discuss all aspects of a trademark application – from what the mark really is, to who the owner is, to the first date of use, to the goods and services it represents.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Anthony M. Verna III, Esq.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Law Offices of Anthony Verna&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;[email protected]&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;(917)348-0108&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Would you like to see this as a PDF to save and print?  &lt;a href=&quot;http://nyctrademarks.com/temp/wrong.pdf&quot;&gt;http://nyctrademarks.com/temp/wrong.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  65. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  66. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/1611945972548611414/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=1611945972548611414' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1611945972548611414'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/1611945972548611414'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/01/four-items-most-people-get-wrong-in.html' title='The Four Items Most People Get Wrong in a Trademark Application'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29414118.post-4911629229791581999</id><published>2010-01-01T10:58:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-01T11:06:17.716-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Happy New Year</title><content type='html'>Happy New Year, everyone.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2010. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This year marks new milestones for me, too.  I have left Weiss Imbesi PLLC.  Of course, I want to thank them for the time that I spent with them.  It was fruitful.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Right now, I am forming a partnership with a wonderful attorney - but since there is nothing official, I am working as a solo attorney.  I am still handling my clients&#39; matters - and they have seen that there has been no stoppage of work.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Do you have a trademark or copyright issue?  Does your company have a social media policy?  Does your company have a blog?  Talk to me about how to do it all - correctly.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Did you receive a copy of my Intellectual Property Self Survey?  It has a $600 value - and I am still giving it to my readers at no charge.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You can still find me at http://nyctrademarks.com and http://nyccopyrights.com - that does not change.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I am still on Facebook at http://facebook.com/anthonyvernalaw - that will not change.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I am still on Twitter at http://twitter.com/avernalaw - that will not change.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Happy New Year!&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;The Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by Anthony Verna.
  67. Please note that it is for the discussion of recent developments in these areas of law.  The forum is not a space for legal advice.  Please seek the help and counsel of an attorney for your legal needs.
  68. Visit the Law Firm of Anthony Verna - www.nyctrademarks.com.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/feeds/4911629229791581999/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=29414118&amp;postID=4911629229791581999' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/4911629229791581999'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/29414118/posts/default/4911629229791581999'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-new-year.html' title='Happy New Year'/><author><name>Anthony Verna</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657338131786381662</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='21' height='32' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mvGPwjHjsk/SxR2aMzzXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/7WvQcr5QGfY/S220/5256_133963325305_133959520305_3626805_7416216_n.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry></feed>

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