You’re a genius. (You knew that right?) And finally, you started sharing your mind-blowing craft with the world. Your words. Your art. Your images. Your sounds (think music, podcasts, etc).[…]
Category: Protect It
Small biz legal lessons from pop culture + everyday life, as well as legal info for creative entrepreneurs + small business owners.
Garrett’s Popcorn “Chicago Mix” Trademark Battle: What is the Creative Entrepreneur’s Most Overlooked Asset?
Did you hear? Source The world-famous Garrett’s Popcorn (legally registered as CaramelCrisp, LLC) is embroiled in a battle with Minnesota-based Candyland, Inc. over the trademark for “Chicago Mix.”[…]
Photo: Creative Commons As you may have heard, the heirs of Aunt Jemima filed a $2 billion dollar lawsuit against Quaker Oats and Pepsi. The woman, eventually known to America[…]
How do I snatch up the domain for my brand when someone beat me to it + (and about that Lil’ Wayne…)
Photo: RJ Shaughnessy (public domain) You may have heard by now that Lil’ Wayne is facing a lawsuit against the original owner of the youngmoney.com domain. TMZ reported that, in[…]
You blog purely out of passion. You absolutely love what you do, and if you are honest…writing is therapeutic. It’s your escape from the rapid-fire world that is your reality.[…]
You work. Hard. Everyday, you push out content that makes people cry like their sanity depends on it (from laughter, inspiration or reflection). It took you a moment to settle[…]
Q: Can I trademark a hashtag? A: The short answer is yes. A trademark identifies the source of a product or service. If your hashtag is linked to your thing and it’s[…]
Hello there creative genius… Linguistics curator… Wordsmith extraordinaire… As you continue to build your super-amazing blog you have probably considered guest blogging for others… Because they need to witness your[…]
photo credit: elisabetta foco Hey Creative Genius. I hear that you’ve been working hard (yep, I cyber-snooped on you). Your business is growing. You are expanding the team. And, thankfully[…]
This weekend, something really weird happened. And, by weird I really mean stupid. A coffee shop opened in Los Angeles called… Dumb Starbucks. Yep, I’m serious. photo: Dumb Starbucks[…]