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How Do I Protect My Trademark?
Trademark owners are always concerned about someone stealing their trademark, intentionally or unintentionally. Here are some tips for the question I hear a lot - How do I protect my trademark? Choose a unique and distinctive mark. This will help avoid the well-meaning infringers who didn't intend to step on your toes. They didn't realize that their trademark...
Estate Planning Basics, Part 2 – Steps to Create an Estate Plan
Estate Planning Basics: Steps to Create Your Estate Plan Last month in the first article in this series, I went over what documents are included in a typical estate plan. This month in part two of estate planning basics, I’ll go over how one actually puts an estate plan together step by step. Step 1 – Figure out...
Estate Planning Basics, Part 1 – What Documents Do I Need?
Creating an estate plan can be confusing if you don't know estate planning basics. For example, most of my estate planning clients come to me because they were told they needed a trust. Wait, maybe it was a will? Which one lets the person talk to their doctors, or is that something different? There’s clearly a lot of...
Trademark FAQ
Trademark is (for me) a fascinating area of law, and I always enjoy helping clients get their trademark registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Along the way, I’ve noticed a few questions that tend to get asked a lot, so I thought I’d devote a blog article to answering trademark frequently asked questions (FAQ). Can I...
Collaboration and Copyright
What Happens If I Collaborate? Joint Authorship in Copyright Your best friend has just approached you to co-author a book together. She has a great idea that's sure to sell, and your skills are perfect for this collaboration. Should you do it? Let's talk about how collaboration and copyright come into play when you are writing with a...

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