Help, My Trademark is Being Audited!

February 19th, 2018|The Brand Lawyer|

In early 2017, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began an initiative to “audit” 10% of all maintenance filings for existing trademark registrations.  If you own a federally registered trademark, maintenance filings must be filed with the USPTO between the fifth and sixth year [...]

Winning Back Your Domain Name

November 17th, 2017|The Brand Lawyer|

We represent several social media influencers, including YouTubers, Instagrammers and Snapchatters.  Unfortunately, an all too common occurrence for our clients is to find that their desired domain name has been snapped up by a cybersquatter.  The good news is that we may be able to [...]

Beachbody Fined 3.6 Million For a Not Free “Free Trials”

October 6th, 2017|The Brand Lawyer|

Beachbody, a Santa Monica fitness brand behind popular exercise regimens, exercise videos, supplements and weight-loss programs, agreed to pay $3.6 million in penalties and restitution and to change its sales practices. The settlement came after an investigation found Beachbody was applying recurring charges for subscription [...]