Steve Cook is an attorney at Cook & Cook in the Phoenix, AZ area. His law firm represents established and startup businesses in the capacity of outside/concierge general counsel. Prior to attending law school, Steve worked as a web designer/software developer and helped create web-based applications for some of the largest brands in the world. During his undergraduate studies, Steve co-founded a digital advertising company that received over $1 million of venture capital.
Federal trademark law is complicated and a little counter-intuitive at first, but the takeaway is this: if possible, you may want to choose a creative, memorable brand name… not a descriptive one, if you want robust federal trademark protection from the get-go. Read more »
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information only. Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any legal decisions. Because some employment laws vary from state to state throughout the country, some of the information that follows may not be applicable to a particular business or employer.... Read more »
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information only. Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any legal decisions. Many employers assume that because they are “good” to their employees, they aren’t breaking any employment laws. Although this is sometimes the case, employers are often surprised to... Read more »