The first few weeks of 2023 certainly have flown by! In addition to all our client work, I began teaching a trademark class Georgetown University Law School last week while continuing to supervise and teach the trademark law clinic at Howard University School of Law.

But since it is still January, here are three simple things to focus on at the beginning of the year to help ensure that your brand is protected.

  1. Check renewal deadlines for any trademark registrations.
  2. Perform an audit of your business' branding.
  3. Use copyright notices where applicable on your website and on content that you create.

Read more about these three tips here.

- Erik

Ownership changes and transfers for trademark applications and records can be quite complex. Erik reviews some of the key terms and principles about trademark assignment documents in this video.

One of our most frequently asked questions is "What are the benefits of registering my trademark?" Olivia explains some key reasons here.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT have been the news a lot lately. How might the world of trademarks and trademark attorneys be impacted? Erik shares his take on this topic in this video.

How It Started vs How It's Going

Erik recently found a classified ad that he purchased 21 years ago So much has changed —technology, marketing, firm growth, and more. But our commitment to helping small businesses protect their brands remains the same.

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