Intellectual property and more...

Protecting you and your ideas.


(626) 765-1707

  •   How Can I Help? If you, or someone you know, need help with any Intellectual Property issue, from filing a patent, trademark or copyright, or just advice regarding how best to protect your ideas and your brand, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at or call (213) 785-8070 and ask for […]

  • Reblog from Venturebeat On Thursday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) re-introduced the Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill targeted at fixing the out-of-control patent troll problem. This comes not a moment too soon, as patent trolls have begun to target one of the newest areas of innovation and job creation: the crowdfunding industry. AlphaCap Ventures, […]

  • Red Bull is opposing the trademark application of  Old Ox Brewery, The opposition filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office claims Old Ox confusingly similar the the famous energy drink. Red Bull is arguing that “an ‘ox’ and a ‘bull’ both fall within the same class of ‘bovine’ animals and are virtually indistinguishable to most […]

  • Although none of the details will probably ever see the light of day, the two tech giants have apparently decided to end their contract dispute. Earlier Microsoft sued Samsung when they stopped making payments.  Samsung claimed that Microsoft’s purchase Nokia breached the original agreement. The agreement will end the lawsuit and business will continue. How […]

  • Mark Towle, the owner of Gotham Garage is in a court battle to determine if his $90,000 real-life replicas of the Batmobile violates copyright law.             DC Comics Inc. filed a lawsuit against Towle who who sells cars that look like the Batmobile from the  1960’s TV show and from […]

  • The USPTO has updated the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (the ‘TMEP’).  The new manual incorporates changes including: Renaming of Express Mail® to PriorityMail Express® Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals; and Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid […]

  • Two San Franciso noodle restaurants are boiling made at each other.  Chubby Noodle has filed a trademark suit against Fat Noodle, claims that Fat Noodle’s chosen name is “confusingly similar” and will make customers believe that the two separate noodle-loving companies are related.     The suit also notes that both restaurants’ logos “incorporate a stylized […]

  • The current beta version of the website will become the new website beginning February 5th.  You can preview the new site and watch a one-minute video on the site’s new features. The new navigation is supposed to make it easier to access information about the available services and learning how to accomplish tasks. For example, […]

  • Owning a Federal trademark registration provides several distinct advantages, including the ability to file a trademark lawsuit to protect the mark. In order to obtain a trademark, applicants must be able to show current use of the mark in commerce, or their intent to use their mark “in commerce” in the future. What do you […]

  • Filing a trademark application requires some decisions to be made. One of the most important choices is the depiction of your mark. Every application must include a clear representation of the mark you want to register. This representation is used by the Trademark Office to file the mark in the USPTO search records. In addition, […]

1 2 3 21