5 Mistakes that will Land You in Branding Hell

  Jessica Alba & The Honest Company (owner of honesttoddler.com) vs. TheHonestToddler.com Brand disputes are about CONTROL. You could be fighting over any number of things (e.g. a logo, content, a name), but at the end of the day, someone wants more control than they currently have…or is trying not to lose it.  And whoever…

Plagiarism: Is it really just an ethical violation?

An argument for when it should be grounds for a LEGAL claim I’m not down with stealing ideas, expression, innovation, and identity.  My disfavor for those things fuels the passion for what I do. This past Tuesday, I saw the following in my Twitter timeline (read from the bottom-up): *fire sparked* I checked out the…

#BrandInfringement in the News: New Posthumous Aaliyah album produced by…Drake?

Okay, I can’t believe what I’m reading in the news. Pop singer Hip Hop artist Recording Artist Drake has released a single including the vocals of Aaliyah. About Aaliyah –  In the 1990’s there were three major African American female vocalists on the airwaves and music videos:  Brandy, Monica, and Aaliyah.  Aaliyah was dubbed the princess of R &B….

Dear Mr. Newt Gingrich, um…seriously? *smh*

Have you heard about this guy?   Okay, let me be more specific.  Have you heard about all the copyright infringement lawsuits filed against him recently?  If not, click here: This is the very reason my law firm exists.  It exists to make sure that people who make a living off their creativity are paid…

So, you got a Cease and Desist Letter….

    Brief Answer:  Take it seriously.  If you ignore an accusation of infringement, it doesn’t make the problem go away.  Instead, it takes away your options of settling favorably and leaves you with financial penalties that can shut down your business or personal bank account.   Long Answer:  Click Here.  This guy did a…