How to Research Your Business Name

If you have a particular name that you want to use or are already using for your business, it is important to act quickly to find out if anyone else is using that name. There a few simple research steps read more

Brewery trademark troubles brewing

In yet another brewery trademark case, this week it was announced that Kettle and Stone Brewery based in Boulder will be changing its name. The reason? Stone Brewing Co. out of California believed that the name could be confused with read more

Identifying Internet Scams

Today was a great day – rain was falling in our state which had been dry for weeks.  It was the beginning of a great week.  We had just celebrated the Fourth of July and I had been on a read more

Can I do that? Social media investigations in the hiring process.

As an attorney that frequently speaks on social media, online law, and other techy legal issues, I get asked by employers what they can and can’t do as far as investigating applicants online.  Unfortunately, the answer really varies on the read more

Privacy Policies and Your Business Website

Last week, I talked a little about terms of use and why your website needs one. The TOU is only one of several documents that most website needs – websites typically also need privacy policies and copyright policies. Today you read more

Terms of Use and Your Website

Last week, your Denver business attorney was lucky enough to get out of dodge and headed up to the gorgeous town of Breckenridge, CO to speak at the Colorado Women’s Small Business Development Conference. While I got out of the read more

The Largest Trademark Infringement Case Ever

In a recent article on Yahoo, it was reported that trademark and copyright infringement was taken to a new level in China. While it has been common knowledge that China does not diligently enforce intellectual property rights, the fact that read more

Copyright Infringement – Then and Now, Part 2

Monday we talked about how copyright infringement is more public now than twenty years ago.  It is also my opinion that part of the issues is that those who have grown up with the Internet don’t see copyright infringement as read more

Copyright Infringement – Then and Now Part 1

On Friday, June 17, 2011, I was invited to be part of the conversation at the Social Marketing for Business Meetup.  One of the questions I was asked as part of this conversation was why is copyright infringement seem to read more

What is a copyright? And how do I get one?

Whenever I give a talk on online marketing law, social media law, or intellectual property law, the first question I try to answer (and many times am asked), is exactly what is a copyright?  The U.S. Copyright Office describes copyright read more

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