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Attorney Diane Littlejohn (@legallylittlejohn)
Does using “I don’t own the rights” protect me under copyright law?
Common Misconceptions about Copyright Law If you spend any time on social media, I am sure you have seen someone post a video with music or use a song in their social media post stating that “they do not own the rights to this music,” assuming that the...
Introducing New Payment Option- Client Credit!
Littlejohn Law Offices, PLLC is excited to announce a new way for our clients to pay! ClientCredit, powered by Affirm, allows you to finance your payment to the firm with no hidden fees, no late charges, and no surprises. To take advantage of ClientCredit, simply look...
Cease And Desist Letter
Have you or your business received a cease and desist letter? Contact Littlejohn Law Offices today to discuss your options
It’s the “Principal” of the Matter: Principal vs. Supplemental trademark register
Considering registering your brand name and want the most protection? The US trademark office has two registers that trademarks can be registered on, the Supplemental and the Principal register. For your mark to get on the principal register, your mark must be...
How Do You Establish Rights in a Trademark in 2023
How do you establish rights in a trademark? By Attorney Diane Littlejohn Does an unregistered trademark have any trademark protection? In some cases, Yes. Trademark rights are established through either use or registration in the United States. However, a...
What’s in a Name ?
Determining a strong business name that will have a high likelihood of registration with the US trademark office is key. A trademark is primarily a surname if the public would initially recognize the name as a surname(or last name). Surnames are classified in this...
Trademarks and Choosing a Strong Brand Name
Trademarks What is a trademark and why should your business have one? A trademark or service mark Is a word, phrase symbol or design (mark) that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods from the goods of another. Both trademarks and service marks are...
How to Use, Maintain, and Protect your Trademark
Congratulations! You filed your trademark application and it was successfully registered. However, there are requirements to keep your trademark active once it’s been officially registered. Important tips in protecting your federal trademark: Continue using your mark-...
What is a poor man’s copyright or trademark?
What is a poor man’s copyright/trademark? Let’s first distinguish and define what a trademark is versus what copyright is. A copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship (book, song, movie). The original work must be...
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