Brands and Diffusion Lines: A Case Study re Prada and Miu Miu

For those who may not know, I manage brands in primarily three industries, one being fashion.  I am currently taking supplemental courses in managing fashion and luxury brands to keep my knowledge current and up-to-date.  Translation:  I love academia.  I’d be a career student if it was a viable business model. Today’s topic arises from an…

Reviving a blog…it feels good.

Have you ever had a favorite blog and the blogger just stopped posting?  Or, maybe found a great blog post via a Google search only to discover the blog was full of amazing content but defunct?  Things happen. Things happened to me.  My blog went silent for nearly a year.   I was grappling with…

Trademarks in the News: Blue Ivy Carter & Trayvon Martin

Why do they do it? We all are keenly aware that Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z have a lovely daughter named Blue Ivy Carter…and why this may be newsworthy. We are also keenly aware of who Trayvon Martin is and why this is newsworthy. There are two additional stories related to these events: the trademark…

The Only Good Reason to Die Young…is that you never get old.

Okay, so some of you may find that title crude.  But someone took a very recent picture of Muhammad Ali…and it explains why his family has been hiding him.   Click here to read the news article about his health. When it comes to brands that have a “face”, we want to always remember what…

Hello world!

Welcome to the brandinfringement blog.  I’m totally into brands and I’m totally against them being ripped off.   And I like to talk about it. True story. I’m a brand infringement litigator.  I help pastors, entertainers, designers, models, and athletes when they have to fight for how their name, talent, and brand should be used….