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  • Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention

    Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention

    The Arizona State Bar Convention is held in June of each year. A large portion of the event is providing CLE to attorneys. The following are seminars that Jaburg Wilk attorneys have planned or are presenting at:

    Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Considerations in Today’s Estate Planning Environment

    Assisting estate planners and probate litigators to identify issues and opportunities for clients … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Probate Litigation, Seminars

  • Hasbro Just Successfully Trademarked the Smell of Play-Doh

    Hasbro Just Successfully Trademarked the Smell of Play-Doh

    On May 15, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office officially registered the distinctive smell of Play-Doh, a favorite childhood toy for many. The federal registration covers “Toy modeling compounds” and states that the trademark “is a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of salted, wheat-based dough.” Most … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration

    Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration

    Copyrights arise automatically when an original work is created. Copyrights protect “original works of authorship,” which include paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photographs, books, articles, poems, movies, songs, recordings, logo designs, website content, software code, and the like. The creator of the work automatically obtains copyrights in the work and is immediately … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • What’s in a Name? Trademark Strength in the Blockchain Space

    What’s in a Name? Trademark Strength in the Blockchain Space

    Following the recent investment frenzy in cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has seemingly reached mainstream status. Many different uses for this technology have emerged and are disrupting public and private-sector industries across the globe. Hundreds of new businesses are created in this space annually, and blockchain related trademark filings in the U.S. are increasing. Despite the increasing quantity, … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement

    Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement

    In the context of trademarks, “fair use” is the term given to the use of someone else’s trademark in a way that will not subject the user to liability for infringing the owner’s rights. Fair use is a defense to a claim of trademark infringement. There are two categories of trademark fair use:

    Classic Fair Use: When someone else's trademark is used to refer to the user's goods or … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • When Social Media Takedown Notices Aren’t Enough

    When Social Media Takedown Notices Aren’t Enough

    Social media usage has exploded during the past 13 years and has permanently transformed the way products and services are marketed and sold. Social media platforms include many different online destinations such as social networking sites, blogging sites, and rating and review sites. The availability and proliferation of so many online destinations has expanded the opportunities for businesses and brand owners to … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Good Time to Try to Register that “#!$@*!ing” Trademark?

    Good Time to Try to Register that “#!$@*!ing” Trademark?

    On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) in Matal v. Tam (137 S. Ct. 1744), holding that it violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause.   

    Before the Matal v. Tam decision, the United States Patent and … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Supreme Court Rules on Cheerleader Uniform Case

    Supreme Court Rules on Cheerleader Uniform Case

    US Supreme Court Rules on Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in what many refer to as the cheerleader uniform case.  Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    The Court decided whether designs on cheerleader uniforms were entitled to copyright protection.  Copyright law protects “pictorial, graphic or sculptural … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Seminar

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Seminar

    Laura Rogal and Neal Bookspan are presenting on BYOD (mobile devices in the workplace) policies. 

    What: They will address issues and tips related to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies to allow your company to easily implement a program that increases productivity, reduces risk, and keeps proprietary information safe.  

    Where: Seminar is at the offices of Jaburg Wilk, 3200 North Central, … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Seminars

  • Talk to Your Lawyers Now

    Talk to Your Lawyers Now

     Talk to Your Lawyers Now 

    What: Laura Rogal, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk will be speaking on how to get the most out of the attorney/client relationship.  

    Where: The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    When: Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am 

      Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Seminars