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Cease And Desist Letter

What is a cease and desist letter? A cease and desist letter is typically the first step in resolving a legal dispute.  The letter is sent to a business or individual demanding that they stop an illegal activity that is infringing on the sender’s rights. Sending a...

Top Child Support Questions in North Carolina

Do I have to pay child support if I have 50/50 custody? ANSWER: Yes, you may have to pay child support even if you have 50/50 custody.  Child support is based on the gross income of both parties, amount of overnights each parent has with the child or children, who and...

How Do You Establish Rights in a Trademark?

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...