Lindsay Lohan’s Shopping App Thwarted

A lawsuit was filed in the New York Supreme Court by the founder of Spotted Friend, a company that offers a search engine tool in which people may find and purchase items found in pictures their friends have posted or shared with them. Spotted Friend has brought the action against Lindsay Lohan, her younger brother Michael Lohan, Jr., and Vigme, Inc (Vigme)

The Battle Between Graffiti Artists and the High Culture of Fashion

Cavalli, an Italian fashion designer, used direct design by artists from the San Francisco Mission District in his 2014 Spring and Summer clothing line. Three graffiti artists, Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin, filed a lawsuit against Cavalli “for copyright infringement, unfair competition, and violations of the Lanham Act (false designation claim of origin)”, stated Walsh.

Owning Jesus? Huh! Does Tyler Perry have a Lock on What Jesus Would Do?

By Aurelia Mitchell Durant, Esquire | Trademark registration is pretty powerful, it allows you to police and protect your brand from infringers.  There are a myriad of reasons why trademark protection is awesome thing, but are there reasons when it is not?  Media mogul Tyler Perry was recently granted permission to use the title, […]

Preserving Originality in Branding through Trademark Protection

By Ozelle Martin |
Originality is the cornerstone for building a formidable identity for a brand. Marketers, branding professionals, entrepreneurs and the like spend a great deal of time brain-storming the elements that would ensure that a brand is memorable and readily identifiable by its consumers and potential consumers. Furthermore, the originality of a brand’s identify is the greatest reputational asset that any business can possess and it must be preserved and protected.