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A Lawyer’s Take: Lady Antebellum Vs. Lady A

A Lawyer’s Take: Lady Antebellum Vs. Lady A

Before we get into the lawyer’s take about the trademark issues, let’s start with the back story. Back in June, the popular country band, Lady Antebellum, decided to change their name to Lady A. They decided it would be a good way to dissociate with the...

Washington Football Team Trademark Issues

The Washington DC football team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins) has finally decided to rebrand and change their team name. This comes after years of public pressure regarding a name that many consider to be offensive and culturally insensitive. Thus, they...
Non-Compete Agreements & Restrictive Covenants

Non-Compete Agreements & Restrictive Covenants

The topic this week is about non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants. What they are, why they’re important, and generally how they work in the law. So, what is a non-compete agreement? Namely, a non compete is a restrictive covenant between (typically)...
Is My Logo A Trademark or Copyright?

Is My Logo A Trademark or Copyright?

Having a logo for your business is an important element of your business. And protecting your logo with a registered trademark is equally important. In the last episode of All Up In Yo’ Business, we discussed a few things that people commonly think are...
That’s NOT a Trademark

That’s NOT a Trademark

There are many things that people commonly think are trademarks but aren’t. To understand what is not a trademark, we’ll start with what is a trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, etc. which is used to signify the source of a product or...

Privacy Policy For Your Online Business

Having a website privacy policy is really important for your online business. It’s not just a good idea, it’s actually legally required. If you collect any personal information (name, email address, phone number, Cookies, etc.) through your website, then...