Category: Intellectual Property

EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS – DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE BRAND! TRADEMARK CONSIDERATIONS

You have a successful product or service, and now you have an idea for expansion. Whether you are considering a new location, or a new product or services line, once you determine that the proposed expansion makes good business sense, the next step is to make sure your brand, or trademark, is available for the…

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RIW Trademark/Branding Attorney Stacey Friends Radio Interview

RIW Trademark/Branding Attorney Stacey Friends makes a guest appearance on Radio Entrepreneurs on Monday, February 8th. Listen to the interview here.

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THERE IS NO SHORT CUT! Generic or Merely Descriptive? CAFC Vacates Genericness Decision on “PRETZEL CRISPS”

U.S. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS THERE IS NO SHORT CUT!  Generic or Merely Descriptive?  CAFC Vacates Genericness Decision on “PRETZEL CRISPS” The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, recently issued a decision in an appeal to determine the fate of the mark, PRETZEL CRISPS[1].  The holding in this case attempts to shed some light on…

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U.S. Copyright Law Update: New Exemptions to Prohibitions on Circumvention of Technological Security Measures

U.S. Copyright Law Update: New Exemptions to Prohibitions on Circumvention of Technological Security Measures for Digital Copyright-Protected Works Announced On October 27, 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that after reviewing 44 petitions and 40,000 comments, holding seven days of public hearings, and testimony from 63 witnesses, it has adopted several new exemptions to the anti-circumvention…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner trademark attorney Stacey Friends moderates panel at MSI international conference on Branding

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner trademark attorney Stacey Friends moderates panel at MSI international conference on Global Branding on October 20, 2015. Panelists include Michelle Brownlee (Bose) and Tyrone Pardue (451 Marketing). Watch the video below:

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Stacey Friends speaks at the MBA IP Basics for the Non-Specialist Event

Shareholder Stacey Friends presented on trademark and copyright issues at the MBA Intellectual Property Basics for the Non-Specialist event which took place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013  at the MBA office located at 20 West Street in Boston.  Click here for additional details.

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