The Queen is Dead

This year we saw the end of a queen. It seemed like she reigned on her throne forever and would never relinquish her crown, but it was not to be. While it is unfortunate that Queen Elizabeth passed, of course, I’m referring to Mariah Carey, the Queen of Christmas. Mariah became synonymous with the holidays […]

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The Face that Launched 100 Movies

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mariah Carey trying to trademark the name ‘Queen of Christmas.’ The singer feels she’s earned the moniker, as ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is one of the most popular Christmas carols of all time. If Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas for having a huge […]

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Leggo My Trademark

If you watch any professional sporting event on TV, invariably you will see one of the athletes look at the camera, wave and yell, “Hi mom!” While I played lots of catch in the yard with my dad, my mom was the one who signed me up for everything, took me to practice, took me […]

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Not Playing Games

My greatest legal project was helping one of our tavern clients stay open. After the tavern’s owner and operator passed away, the family closed it down until it could be sold. However, the local ordinance provided that if the tavern ceased operation for 90 consecutive days, it would forfeit its liquor license. The closing on […]

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Ice Queen

I was in a store the other day and they already had Halloween things out. Pretty soon, store shelves will be lined with Christmas stuff and will be piping in Christmas music. The holiday season seems to come earlier each year. And I love it. Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of year. I […]

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Taking Care of Business

This summer a new biopic on Elvis Presley is being released. Aptly named ‘Elvis,’ the film explores the complex relationship between the King of Rock’n’Roll, played by Austin Butler, and his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, portrayed by Tom Hanks. As Cliff Claven from ‘Cheers’ would say, it’s a little-known fact that in 1948, Parker […]

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Nifty

Without question, ‘Pulp Fiction’ is one of my favorite movies from the 1990s. The film follows Jules and Vincent, two hitmen played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, and their misadventures in the Los Angeles underworld. The flick cemented Jackson as a certified star and relaunched Travolta’s career. The movie also features Bruce Willis, […]

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Lego My Jacket

When I was a kid, I loved playing with Legos. I had some castle sets and some space sets, but my favorites were the Legoland town sets. It’s too bad Lego didn’t partner up with Star Wars until 1999, to coincide with the release of ‘The Phantom Menace.’ Since then, Lego has worked with several […]

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The Importance of Registering Your Trademarks

A unique business name, product name, or logo can give you a real advantage over the competition in the marketplace.  With continued promotion, consumers will see the name or logo and immediately understand that the related goods or services come from a trusted source – YOU! It is extremely important to safeguard that advantage by […]

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