Crash Course: What Trademark Lawyers Need to Know About GDPR

No doubt you’ve heard a thing or two recently about something called GDPR. After years of discussions and speculation, European Union data regulators finally made the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforceable as of May 25 of this year. This regulation in EU law is designed to instigate new data privacy rights and protect users … 

 

What’s in a Name? How Festivals Can Claim a Name and Protect Their Brand

What springs to mind when you hear the word “Coachella”? Probably not the geographic location of Coachella Valley, California, but rather the world famous Coachella Music Festival. This annual event has become so large that “Coachella” has taken on a secondary meaning in intellectual property terms. So what does mean from a branding and ownership … 

 

Crash Course: Feminism and Gender Equality in 2018

The feminist movement has made some great strides in recent years. From the women’s marches to the #MeToo movement, we’ve seen enthusiasm surge behind many worthy causes. As we progress through 2018 and beyond, it’s important to take a look back at where we came from in order to determine where we should go next. … 

 

Crash Course: Cryptocurrency Ad Restrictions

Cryptocurrencies have been in the headlines for some time now. These digital currencies are taking on the tried and true fiat money system by offering a decentralized medium of exchange. These currencies have their critics and their proponents, and their rise has led to a slew of social ads intended to lure newbies into the … 

 

How Men and Minorities Can Fight for Feminism

In some circles, the word “feminism” has earned a bit of a bad rap. When some people think of a feminist, they think of a bra-burning, aggressively loud woman shouting about how all men are to blame for the struggles of womanhood. In truth, feminism isn’t at all about hating men, nor is it an …