Failing to Police Your Trademark Online: A Cautionary Tale

Failing to Police Your Trademark Online: A Cautionary Tale

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
In mid-2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) brought to trial a lawsuit against GoDaddy.com to stopped its “parked pages” program. I blogged previously about this lawsuit and what it means for business owners. Before this lawsuit, there was no...
Are Unregistered Domains A Violation of Trademarks?

Are Unregistered Domains A Violation of Trademarks?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
This could be the end of GoDaddy. Five years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) filed suit against GoDaddy.com. GoDaddy allows customers to buy domains and “park” them.  Parking them means that the domain points to a web page that...
When Announcing an Award or Media Appearance Results In A Trademark Violation

When Announcing an Award or Media Appearance Results In A Trademark Violation

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Have you ever received an award for your business or landed a great media mention? When that happens, a smart publicity strategy is to announce the award or media and put an “As Seen On” claim on your website. But not so fast! Before you start pasting...
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Trademarks Part Six: Maintaining Your Trademarks

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Trademarks Part Six: Maintaining Your Trademarks

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Huzzah! You’ve received registration for your trademark! All is complete! Well, not quite. There is some upkeep you need to be aware of to ensure that you maintain trademark registration. If you don’t, someone might snap it up and you’ll be unable to...
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Trademarks Part Five: The Application Process

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Trademarks Part Five: The Application Process

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Once you have decided to protect your trademark, you have to register it with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The typical registration process follows four basic steps: (1) Preparing the mark for the application process; (2) Preparing and submitting the...
Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS Non-disclosure agreements are called by many different names: NDAs, confidentiality agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and proprietary information agreements, among other terms. Regardless of the terminology or type of business...
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