FUCT Marks are Allowed

According to statue, someone could not register a trademark if it “[c]onsists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute; or a geographical indication which, when used on or in connection … Read more

Dancing the Fortnite Away

The Copyright Act provides for copyright protection in “pantomimes and choreographic works”, but they have to be fixed in tangible form. According to the Copyright Office, “choreography is the composition and arrangement of a related series of dance movements and patterns organized into a coherent whole”, and pantomime is “the art of imitating, presenting, or … Read more

Representing: You?

In our engagement letter, we have some very important language. Possibly the most important is this: It is expressly agreed and understood by Client that OG + S is retained for the sole benefit of the Client, and not for the benefit of any other person, partnership, corporation, shareholder, office, director, affiliated company or guarantor … Read more

I’ll Grant You That: DATCP’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant

The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants is a competitive grant program put on by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (“DATCP”) that funds local food efforts to increase the sale of Wisconsin-grown or produced food products.  The grants help farms and businesses more efficiently produce, process, market and distribute food in local … Read more

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