December 2021
As the year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for being a part of our firm's community and our success. I hope you take time to enjoy the holidays and some down time. 2021 brought new challenges and new growth for us at EMP&A. 2022 looks like it will be a year of many developments in the world of trademarks - to make sure you are getting the latest news and tips, follow me on Instagram (@making_trademarks_bloom) and Twitter (@tm4smallbiz).

Happy Holidays,
eSports and Gamers Need
Trademark Protection Too
The brands of many professional online gamers have millions of followers and huge profits from endorsements, advertising, merchandise, and more – yet many of them are not protected. Learn more here.
What Information Becomes Public
in a Trademark Application?
There are several beneficial pieces of information easily accessible to the public after filing a trademark application. However, this same information is also accessible to scammers. In this short video, Erik shares several important privacy considerations for anyone filing at the USPTO
The supply chain issues impacting our commerce shipments and supplies have relationship with the world of trademarks. Erik details what brand owners need to know about trademark protection and the supply chain:
I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the Solo de Facto podcast to share my tips on building a bold brand. Watch here for some valuable takeaways for letting your bold brand bloom.
If there are any topics or issues you would like to see covered here, let us know!
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