Trademark

Comic book panel

A federal jury recently returned a verdict in favor of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) in its trademark infringement lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC). At issue was SLCC’s use of the phrase “comic-con” for its annual comics and pop culture convention held in Salt Lake City. SDCC has held an annual comics and pop culture convention in ...

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Champagne Powder written over a snowflake

If you love to ski or snowboard, you may have heard of “champagne powder”, the dry, light and fluffy snow we love best. But, from a meteorological standpoint, what is it? Well, champagne powder does not actually describe a particular kind of snow crystal or water-density level, nor is it a term much used by meteorologists or snow scientists. Instead, ...

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Chalkboard with a lightbulb on it surrounded by thought bubbles

An Internet domain name can be vital to branding and marketing, so it’s important for business owners to be familiar with some of the legal rules related to domain names, including the intersection of domain name rights with trademark rights. This post also reviews actions you can take to dispute domain names that may infringe upon your trademark rights. A ...

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Art of Protest written over Italian soldier painting

One of our arts and entertainment attorneys, Caroline Kert, was recently asked to address a group of local artists and arts organizations regarding Protest Art.

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Katy Perry Left Shark

During one segment of her performance, Katy was accompanied by several dancers in various beach-themed costumes, including two dancers who were dressed as sharks. When social media users commented en masse how the shark on the left (actually, Katy’s right) seemed to be incorporating its own moves instead of the planned choreography, a new Internet meme was born – Left ...

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