C. Murray – Off the Mark

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Murray’s Law: State vs Federal Trademark, Which Does Your Business Need?

I Protect BrandsCall NOW to Book Your Appointment334-523-0022You’ve worked hard to build your brand, I’ll work hard to protect it.Today’s question tackles a challenge many businesses face, what is the best way to protect my brand?  Should I simply register my name with my Secretary of State’s office? What is a state trademark anyway and do…

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When Is Imitation Infringement?

Whe​n Is Imitation Infringement?Over the last few weeks, I was sent two different instances of mainstream, big dollar entities content that bared an eerie resemblance to work created by two different incredible brilliant creative artists. Happenstance?While many people believe that imitation is the best form of flattery, many artists across the world adamantly disagree. Their…

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Contracts Matter: 3 Famous Businesses Who Unintentionally Loss Their Trademarks At The Stroke Of A Pen

What does a hamburger joint, cookie company, and BBQ stand have in common? They each had insanely popular and profitable brands that were unwittingly signed away—with the simple stroke of a pen.Hamburger JointMcDonalds was created in 1940 by two brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald. They were at the forefront of change in the restaurant business.…

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