Last week, we saw the latest installment in the “trademark bullying” saga. But this time was different. Instead of lawyers fighting amongst themselves, DuetsBlog brought out the big gun: Seth Godin. You can read the entire piece here. I like Seth Godin, and so do lots of other people (hence, the
Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?
As we start to think about welcoming in the weekend, why don’t we all hum this Pure Prairie League tune, while viewing this image and reading this very brief blog post:
As this image (that I snapped this morning) shows, the skyway in downtown Minneapolis is sporting a relatively new snack shop called Amy’s.…
Time to Eliminate Your Head Noise
– Ward C. Schendel, Business Coach, KnowledgeSphere Group of AdviCoach
Do you feel like you are just an insignificant business owner who can’t make a difference in the world, in the country, in your community? Well, you are not insignificant, but you may be letting head noise get in your way.
Do you remember the…
Hardly a day goes by without the media reporting on some sort of trademark dispute. Enter the need for a winner and a loser, a bully and a victim.
You know the typical media drill by now, Goliath is the trademark owner and a guilty bully, and David, of course, is an innocent victim, lacking…
Minnesota’s Legislative Answer to “Trademark Bullying”?
Minnesota State Representative Joyce Peppin, is convinced that “trademark bullying” is a problem and that it requires a brand new law in Minnesota to properly deal with it.
Representative Peppin apparently is a law student at William Mitchell College of Law, and she has teamed up with other students and William…
Putting the Shoe on the Other Tootsie
There was a time when a certain kind of small business owner — strapped for cash — with a meager promotional budget, easily could be tempted to adopt a “clever” name, as a “short-cut,” to “play off” a well-known, iconic brand, but in the end, he or she probably was convinced by counsel that doing…
Trademark Bully Baloney?
In the wake of all the discussion and debate over “trademark bullying,” NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses), the self-proclaimed Voice of Small Business, recently offered its members and followers “5 Steps to Avoid Corporate Trademark Bullying“:
- Do Your Homework;
- Choose a Descriptive Business Name;
- Use Common Sense;
- Consider Buying