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December 2017 Archives

Four letter words could be trademarked

In today’s marketplace, being noticed counts; even if you have to refer to close cousins of four letter words that are considered “immoral” or “scandalous.” In fact, some business owners (and consumers, obviously) appreciate the play on such words. After all, businesses have a First Amendment right to expressions, even to the public, of words or slogans that others may find offensive.

What companies should know about trademark counterfeiting

The holiday season is arguably the most important for both brick-and-mortar and online retailers. With the amount of commerce conducted online, it is almost a given that counterfeits of popular items will be offered for sale, often to unsuspecting consumers.

Could message encryption apps lead to additional legal issues?

In an age where privacy is a key component in innovation, more technology companies are advising their employees to keep their electronic communication private by using various encryption apps. These programs, such as Wickr, Telegram, Signal and Confide allow users to protect messages with passcodes available only to the intended recipient. They also are known for automatic deletion options that eliminate all copies of specified conversations within a few seconds.

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