Looking for simplified guides to filing trademark applications on the state and federal level? LWH comes to the rescue.   We have published two guides: Six Steps for Registering a Federal Trademark; and Five Steps for Registering a Trademark in Pennsylvania. — Adam G. Garson, Esq.

In a recent editorial in the New York Times, Joe Nocera discussed “patent trolls” and the concept of efficient infringement of patent rights.  Briefly, this idea is that large companies just ignore patents completely, taking a “so sue me” attitude, knowing that they have legions of lawyers who can wear down patent owners, and that […]

Protecting recipes with the traditional tools of intellectual property is difficult. That’s why so many valuable recipes are maintained by their owners as trade secrets. Thomas English Muffins, Coca-Cola, KFC Fried Chicken, Chartreuse, and Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies are a few well-known examples. But that does not deter some people from pushing the envelope […]

Question on a Keyboard

Dear Doc: I heard that there is almost never a final step in the onward march of copyright law. What, exactly, does that mean? Signed, Dazed and Confuzed Dear D&C: It means that, as the late, great Yogi Berra (may he forever whisper in the Almighty’s ear) said, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over!” For […]

In 2007, Stephanie Lenz posted a cute 29-second YouTube video of her 13-month-old son dancing and giggling to the music of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”. Four seconds into the video Lenz asks her baby “what do you think of the music?” And the baby bobbles up and down holding his push toy. You have to […]