Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Netflix

Depending upon the industry in which your company operates, you might need to be very careful to avoid violating existing trademarks and copyright protections. If you own a printing or publishing business, for example, you cannot sell or distribute any works without having the proper licensing rights in advance. In my practice as a business […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Copyrights and Trademarks

If I were to ask you to think about the security of your business, what would come to mind? For many business owners, the first answer would probably involve things like ID cards, video surveillance systems, and data backups. These types of security measures can absolutely be beneficial, especially if your business is a retail […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid While Building Your Company’s Online Presence: Part One

Most small business owners realize that they need to have at least some type of online presence in order to be successful. The days of searching for a particular service in the phone book are nearly over and more and more people are looking to the internet to find local businesses. In fact, one survey […]

Network Sued for Using Boxing Legend’s Identity

When you sit down to watch a professional sports contest on television, you expect to see advertisements and promotional pieces that include images of some of the players and coaches apart from the game itself. The broadcast may go to and from commercial breaks with dramatic studio shots of the athletes in an effort to […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Copyrights, Licensing Rights, and “Stairway to Heaven”

Most people of a certain age are at least familiar with the iconic opening guitar riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” The 1971 song has been popular with rock fans, as well as aspiring guitar players looking to impress their friends as they learn to play. The song, however, has been the subject of […]

Chicago Bears Practice Field Is Infringing on Patent, Suit Alleges

As a business planning and litigation attorney, I see cases every day in which both fledgling companies and well-established businesses use the patented ideas of another without properly securing the rights to them. In many industries, being innovative is a major key to success, which means that stolen technology is not only unethical but could […]

Chicago Pizzeria Hit With Copyright Infringement Suit Over Karaoke

If you own a business that manufactures or distributes physical goods, it is relatively easy to be sure that you are being compensated by anyone wishing to own or use your products. Other companies, of course, do not have the right to duplicate your proprietary products, but, in most cases, customers must purchase them directly […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Trademarks and Copyright Protection

When you think about the type of security your business needs, your first thoughts may turn to installing surveillance cameras or an identification card entry system. Of course, these kinds of physical measures can help you protect your company, particularly if you own a retail outlet or run an office that works with sensitive information. […]

Intellectual Property Theft Affects U.S. Economy, Causes Billions in Lost Revenue

When you own a business that produces any type of consumer goods, it can be relatively easy to study the market and determine that your product is unlike any others. By establishing your brand and emphasizing what sets your product apart from competitors, you can begin to take steps toward financial success. I am commonly […]

Starbuck Loses Trademark Lawsuit

In a legal case of David and Goliath, a small NH coffee shop has prevailed over a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against them by corporate giant Starbucks. Jim and Annie Clark own and operate the Black Bear Micro Roastery, located in Tuftonboro, NH. One of the coffee blends offered to their customers is called “Charbucks.” […]