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Trade Dress Infringement | Van Leeuwen vs Rebel Creamery

Van Leeuwen claims that Rebel Creamery copied their trade dress by using the same kinds of colors, fonts, and minimalist designs, such that their product seems nearly identical to Van Leeuwen's signature elements.

May 09, 2024

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Top 5 Reasons Why USPTO Denied Your Trademark Application

One in five trademark applications fail their first examination according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have highlighted the top 5 reasons behind this failure to help you ensure this doesn’t happen to you.

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The Pros and Cons of Forming Your Business as an LLC or S-Corp in New York

Every business is different, and whether you have are in the process of forming a new business or growing a business for years, it might be important to learn more about the pros and cons of LLCs and S-Corps.

March 20, 2019

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Protecting Yourself and Your Business When Forming a New York Business Partnership

Business partners not only have strict legal obligations to one another but can legally be on the hook for one another’s legal obligations to others - which is why you must understand how to protect yourself and your business in New York.

February 15, 2019

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5 Steps Entrepreneurs Can Take Before New Year’s to Build a Better 2019

And just like that, 2018 is on its way out, and 2019 is only a few weeks away. We are here to help you and your business take stock as you enter into a new year, identify both potential legal stumbling blocks and opportunities for expansion, and take action on your behalf to help protect and build your company and brand.

December 20, 2018

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Looking at the #BigPicture in Trademarking Your Company/Brand’s Hashtags

The hashtags your business uses are not only an extension of your brand, but can indeed be the channel by which you market that brand. Can you trademark a hashtag?

December 05, 2018

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Tracy Chapman Suit Against Nicki Minaj Highlight Importance of Protection and Permission

Chapman is seeking unspecified monetary damages for copyright infringement of “Baby Can I Hold You” – which Chapman registered for copyright protection in 1983 – and for the court to require Minaj to “take reasonable steps to stop the continued exploitation” of her song.

November 15, 2018

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