This year was the first time that the local paper, the Falls Church News-Press, included a lawyer category in their annual “Best of” voting. I am humbled to have been recognized. Thank you to everyone who voted online.
Today’s New York Times (online and on the first page of the Business section) features an article about a small business taking on a Proctor & Gamble in a trademark dispute. The article features a quote from yours truly!
“The big corporations often send these cease-and-desist letters and issue threats regardless of the merits of the claims,” said Erik M. Pelton, a trademark lawyer in Alexandria, Va. “They then use their endless resources and legal firepower to get the result they want: the small businesses often go away because they can’t afford to fight back.”
Read the full article here.
Do you think “Willa” has a good claim that it is not likely to be confused with “Wella”? Leave a comment!
DEALBOOK – Trademark Registration from NY Times for: providing online business news and information; providing databases featuring information in the field of business; providing online financial news and information; providing databases featuring information in the field of finance; providing newsletters in the fields of business and finance via e-mail; providing online newspapers in the business and financial fields