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Legal Lesson From the Ruth’s Chris Ann Arbor Promotion Debacle

On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Ruth's Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor Michigan shared a promotion on its Facebook page regarding the Michigan vs. Rutgers game. The promotion stated that whatever the point difference in the final score of the game between Michigan and its opponent for the remainder of the season, the restaurant [...]

By | 2016-10-11T06:00:22+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Business Law, Giveaways, Trademark|3 Comments

Trademark Basics Explained In Plain English

  Trademark law is a complex web of federal laws dating back to 1870. Trademark law covers words, phrases, logos, sounds, colors, and other ways businesses want to set themselves apart from their competitors and others in the marketplace. With the expansion of the internet and the ability to do business much more easily on [...]

By | 2018-08-27T11:21:53+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Business Law, Trademark|7 Comments

The Difference Between Copyright and Trademark And Why You Need to Know

It's not uncommon to find a news article that misuses copyright and trademark, as if they are interchangeable. Sometimes, even lawyers misunderstand their differences. But you don't have to make their same mistakes. I'm here to help explain the difference between copyright and trademark and why knowing the differences is important for you as a [...]

By | 2014-06-09T06:00:17+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Business Law, Copyright, Trademark|10 Comments