An NDA is Not a Condom

Non-disclosure agreements are hard to enforce, and unfortunately, the cat is already out of the bag when that problem arises. Learn more about NDAs here.

From Network Engineer to Intellectual Property Attorney: Shane Percival

Shane Percival is a sought-after patent lawyer. Read about his journey from software engineering to intellectual property.

We’re Not Just Your Outside Law Firm. We’re Your Chief IP Officer

Proactive planning in your IP processes can eliminate headaches and extra work down the road.

Brexit and What It Means For IP Rights

Brexit officially occurred on January 31st, 2020, with an 11-month transition period to allow companies to get the correct IP agreements in place.

3 Famous IP Disputes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (But Probably Should Have)

What's famous to an IP attorney might not be well-known to the general public. There are cases that we are familiar with because they serve as great examples or set wide-ranging precedents for the rights of IP holders. 

Here are three famous cases we think you should know about. 

Lessons from the Tank: What Shark Tank Can Teach You About IP Protection

It was the kind of public exposure that most entrepreneurs can only dream of. First, Emma Cohen's company, Final Straw, took off on Kickstarter, ultimately raising $1.6 million on the crowdfunding site. Then, she landed a coveted chance to present her reusable, collapsible straw on ABC's Shark Tank. Two groups of impressed Sharks made her an offer. 

That's when things started to go wrong. Very wrong.

Can You Own A Meme?

In what has been dubbed the "ultimate boomer power move," Fox has filed a trademark application for the phrase, OK, Boomer. Their filing lays out Fox's intent to use the phrase with a reality, comedy, or game show.

Having Disrupted Online Shopping, Amazon Turns Its Sights to IP

In terms of trademark protections, Amazon built a great fortress with its Brand Registry. However, the company's latest foray into the IP process, IP Accelerator, may just have blown a hole in its walls.