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Self-Inflicted Cuts That Can Kill a Trademark?

Posted in Advertising, Almost Advice, Articles, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Look-For Ads, Loss of Rights, Marketing, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Product Configurations, Sight, Trademarks

We have some razor sharp readers and guest bloggers. We’re deeply thankful and especially grateful when our readers and guest bloggers send us real life illustrations of marketing pitfalls we’ve identified, sliced and diced here on DuetsBlog. They provide more great teaching tools. Hat tip to our own James Mahoney of Razor’s Edge Communications for… Continue Reading

The Pancake Disillusion

Posted in Branding, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Social Networking

– James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications It was a sunny day, and Richard Milhous Nixon was inspecting the troops.  He came within spitting distance of the photographer pen, where I was babysitting some press people. “Holy cowpat!” I thought.  “The President is wearing make-up!” Sure enough, Nixon had more pancake on his face than Aunt… Continue Reading

Why Marketers Don’t Give Two Hoots about Trademark Concerns‚Ñ¢

Posted in Branding, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Trademarks

by James Mahoney, Creative director/writer at Razor’s Edge Communications Okay, so I’ve read a lot of whining and agita about how marketers continually drive trademark attorneys to distraction with un-trademarkable names. And how advertisers drive those same attorneys to that same distraction with potential trademark infringements. It’s time to let you in on a dirty… Continue Reading