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Beware of Unwanted Trademark Solicitations

Posted by John M. Burke, Esq. | Jan 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 2, 2015, I wrote a blog entry (click here) about concerns related to unwanted trademark solicitations from private companies. These private companies routinely send out letters and/or invoices, seeking money to prosecute, maintain and/or watch your pending federal trademark applicatio...

Trademark 101: How Strong is your Trademark?

Posted by John M. Burke, Esq. | Dec 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trademarks are an important aspect of any business. Your trademarks help consumers identify the source of goods and/or services offered in the marketplace. But what makes a trademark strong? The key to any strong trademark is its distinctiveness with respect to the goods and/or services offered u...

Defend Trade Secrets Act – What You Need to Know

Posted by John M. Burke, Esq. | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (hereafter, the “DTSA”). While the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 provided federal criminal sanctions for trade secret misappropriation, there was no federal civil remedy available to combat trade secret theft i...

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