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After Black Friday Comes Small Business Saturday

  The time-honored tradition of Black Friday following Thanksgiving Thursday has tagged on another event:  Small Business Saturday. After a full day of shopping at Best Buy, Macy’s, Toys R Us, or even over the Internet, Small Business Saturday is meant to be a day where we continue our shopping, but in support of our local […]

Little Ideas That Became Million Dollar Businesses

As an attorney who protects trademarks and advises businesses every day, I am always fascinated with ideas that become the next big thing.  I thought I’d share with you a few of my most recent favorites. Have you ever heard of Fatheadz?  I haven’t either, until I read about fat-headed Rico Elmore designing a line […]

Is Pie Throwing Considered Hazing?

A 20 minute team building exercise on the soccer field turned into a suspension for 5 senior girls and their coach at Needham High School.  The exercise included one of the freshman girls on the team having a pie thrown in her face.  No one was hurt in the team building –or “hazing” as some are […]

Nintendo to Register “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” as a Trademark

Nintendo wants to register “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” as a trademark.  Seriously.  The application was filed November 9, 2010.  The phrase is usually declared when one enthusiastically takes on a challenge.  But Nintendo wants to use it to identify goods like optical discs, downloadable programs, and software. A quick search of the U.S. Patent […]

Rajon Rondo vs. NBA: Fashion Statement or Moral Rights of Logo?

  The NBA logo is recognizable across the country.  Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics has made the upside-down NBA headband a trend.  The NBA did more than just frown upon the fashion statement.  The league has stepped in again and asked him not to wear it that way.  They did not give a particular reason to […]