Location, Location, Location

One provision often found at the end of a contract discusses jurisdiction, venue, and choice of law. It is one of those paragraphs that you probably skipped over and maybe  even called boilerplate. But, guess what, it could matter a whole lot if the parties get involved in a lawsuit. First, let’s talk about jurisdiction. … Read more

Definitely Not Granny Approved

Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1052(a),  is an absolute bar to federal trademark registration of immoral or scandalous matter.  The ban on scandalous and immoral trademark registrations is not new.  It first came into federal law in the Trade-Mark Act of 1905 and reaffirmed as part of §2(a) of the Act of 1946. … Read more

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