This is a brand’s world

May 6th, 2019|Brand Innovation, Brand Licensing, Digital Advertising, Digital Marketing, Leading brands, News, Social media platforms, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Michael J Salvatore explains how to manage brands online in the social media age. Social media has become increasingly intertwined in the fabric of society and has become, for most of us, an integrated part of our everyday lives. According to one source, there will be 2.77bn social media users [...]

SCOTUS TO DECIDE IF DISPARAGING NAMES CAN BE FEDERALLY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

January 18th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DEAD KENNEDYS. SEX PISTOLS. PUSSY RIOT. Band names are sometimes offensive. They also can be service marks governed by the federal Trademark Act and state trademark acts. On January 18th, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether the disparagement provision of the Trademark Act, which provides that no [...]

HW News Highlights

December 12th, 2016|News, Press, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear Friends, As we head toward a new year, we are delighted to share with you some of the exciting news, events, awards, wins and client successes we and our clients experienced during 2016. We begin with our brand-new website! www.holmesweinberg.com. Designed in collaboration with our client Pop2Life (www.pop2life.com), our [...]

TOP TECH LAWYER JOINS HW

September 7th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that Michael Leventhal has joined the firm as a partner. Michael is a veteran technology, business and IP transactional lawyer who most recently served as chief legal officer and Vice President at Magic Leap, Inc., the well-known augmented/mixed reality venture. He has represented hundreds of [...]

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS

December 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which governs appeals from the Trademark Office, has ruled that the barring of “disparaging” trademarks or service marks from federal registration violates the First Amendment. In this 62 page en banc (the entire panel of judges heard the case) decision, the majority [...]

HW WINS FEDERAL CIRCUIT APPEAL FOR CLIENT KIDTRIBE

November 12th, 2015|News, Press|0 Comments

Our client KidTribe is a children’s wellness and exercise company that teaches happiness and healthiness through Hula-hoop exercises and dance programs at schools and sponsored events. One of its popular trademarks is Hoop-It-Up! ™. Two of its employees decided to go out on their own and tried to federally register [...]

NEW STUDY ON SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE REVEALS IMPORTANT INSIGHTS

November 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

An new study by the marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather suggests that the raw numbers of a social media influencer’s followers may not tell the whole story—rather, the influencer’s ability to engage fans and build an online community is more meaningful to brands. For influencers, this means that while growing [...]