One of the attendees had very high praise, remarking afterwards that it was “the best presentation on IP” she has experienced —…
The importance of “storytelling” seems to be the buzzword lately when it comes to branding communications and decisions. For example, last August Branding Strategy Insider wrote that “Brands Must Master the Art of Storytelling,” and just last week it wrote twice on the subject, about “Shared Values in Brand Storytelling” and…
A few bits of trademark advice recently passed across my screen from The Marketing Blog: Turning Entrepreneurs Into Marketers — advice that I believe deserves some friendly comment and critique, leaving you to decide whether any of it rises to the level of brilliant trademark advice or sinks to the level of trademark baloney:…
The smartphone market is very litigious. Taiwanese company HTC Corporation (“HTC”) filed a declaratory judgment action against Samsung in Washington last week. The lawsuit came on the heels of receiving a cease and desist letter from Samsung regarding HTC’s “Inspire” line 4G android cell phones. In its lawsuit, HTC seeks a judgment that it can use the …
As you may have guessed from our announcement yesterday, in bidding farewell to our talented colleague and fellow-blogger Karen Brennan, we are looking for someone who can attempt to fill Karen’s shoes as an associate attorney in the Intellectual Property Department at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Our posting for the position on Bench & Bar of Minnesota is here.
If you’re up …
It is with great sorrow that we bid farewell to Karen Brennan, who is moving on to greener in-house pastures, as Corporate IP Counsel with United Health Group. Having said that, we fully recognize it is a wonderful and significant opportunity for Karen, so we wish her the very best in her new position.
We will miss Karen’s significant accomplishments and contributions to our group over the years, and I’m sure readers will miss the smart, interesting and clever DuetsBlog posts we have all come to expect from Karen over the last two years.
Here are a few of my personal favorites from Karen:
- Under the Umbrella of Fame?
- Mommy Bloggers Mean Business
- Fling – a Big Flop with Women
- Lawsuits – Back in Fashion This Fall
- Who Owns WHO DAT?
- And The Oscar Goes To…Overbranding?
- One Great Tub Deserves Another
- Copyright — Common Misconceptions
- Shot in the Dark — The PPK Design Mark
- Rockabilly Barbie Sings the Blues
We remain hopeful that our farewell to Karen is only temporary and partial, at least as a contributing author on DuetsBlog, since we have asked and Karen is hoping to appear as a guest blogger from time to time, when time and other kinds of important things permit.
So that Karen’s clever DuetsBlog bio is not lost into cyberspace as we transfer her likeness and posts from the sidebar and move them to the guest blogger tag, we have reproduced her original bio below the jump.
In response to the USPTO’s key question “Do you think trademark ‘bullies’ are currently a problem for trademark owners, and if so, how significant is the…
–Sharon Armstrong, Attorney
A recent post on the Freakonomics blog at the New York Times combined two of my favorite things in life – intellectual property and cocktails. “The Creative Cocktail” specifically discusses the creativity to be found in the new cocktail scene – including bars designed like prohibition-era speakeasies, farm-fresh ingredients, artisanal details in…