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A "Stimulus" to "Modernize" Intellectual Property

USA - December 31 2020 On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021" into law. Most referred to this as the Coronavirus Relief…

How businesses can fight back against online scammers

USA - August 11 2020 While many of us are working from home due to the current pandemic, criminals and scammers are also hard at work from home and have been increasingly…

The Trump Administration is Investigating the “Theft of IP” by China: What You Need to Know About Trademarks in China

China, USA - September 20 2017 A couple of weeks ago, the Trump administration formally launched a “Section 301” investigation into the “theft of intellectual property” by China…

Updates Regarding the FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media

USA - May 11 2017 In July of 2015, I wrote about the New FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media. I discussed the FTC's rationale, concerns and stance on…

Like It or Love It: How Not to Get Pinned (Legally) When Using Social Media to Promote Your Brand

USA - July 7 2016 Twitter®, Instagram®, Facebook®, Pinterest® and other social media websites and apps are great ways to interact with friends, family and potential…