Six years after the iconic musician Prince Rogers Nelson died, a Minnesota judge signed off on a deal to end the lengthy court battle over his $156 million Estate in early August 2022. Prince passed away in April 2016 at 57 from a fentanyl overdose, leaving his surviving family without a will. His death sparked a process known as probate, in which the courts decide how to distribute a deceased person’s Estate. The court ordered Prince’s assets—including
Are you choosing the name for your business or products? A trademark search is the first step to determining if another company is already using the mark. Imagine if you print labels and brochures, develop a website, run ads and spend valuable time building the reputation associated with a trademark only to discover that the name, logo, or slogan already exists. You’ll be forced to stop using it. Consider the additional expenses, time, and effort it will
Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) cannot sue the owner of an Instagram account over trademark infringement claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court decision in May 2022, throwing out ABOR-ASU’s lawsuit. The University’s ire was directed at an Instagram content creator. He used the ASU logo and other marks to promote “COVID parties” and other misinformation postings, which risk public health. The reason for the dismissal was implausibility.
How to build a great trademark? Novle, Community Activators can show many businesses how to create a brand that can be protectable, becoming a superb trademark. What is Novle? Novle, Community Activators™ is a firm beyond traditional marketing services. Carlos Velasco is its founder and CEO. Novle seeks to connect businesses and organizations with the community creating meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Brands vs. Trademarks First of all, what is the difference between a brand and
Attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta has fought sports copyright Infringement lawsuits against powerful opponents. It’s a niche knowledge that few attorneys have, but he is sharing. Most of these costly lawsuits take place in small mom-and-pop bars and restaurants. These lawsuits may destroy the businesses. Let Marcos explain how this happens. A restaurant broadcasts an event such as soccer matches and boxing events due to some request from a potential customer when the establishment does not have