The Importance of Trademarks for Lighting Designers.
A recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decision is noteworthy for the lighting-design industry. This trademark application rejection sheds light on strategies for lighting designers seeking to protect their trademarks. This begins with the approach to the application process itself. In In re B-K Lighting, Inc., Serial No. 88769422 (January 27, 2023) [not precedential], the […]
Illinois Rules About iPhone-Recorded Video in a Criminal Trial.
Cell Phone Video. We all have it. We all use it. But what if we need to rely on it in a Court of law to prove – or disprove – a version of the story that’s being told.
Ping® Webinar: 5 Things Every Design Contract Needs
I want to give a big thanks to Houzz PRO for hosting this webinar. This program covered: –The five key problem areas in design contracts –What the key terms of a contract should be, why they are there and when they should be changed –Rights & Remedies: what a designer can do if a client […]
Arts, Entertainment, Media and Advertising Law News – Protecting Furniture Design Keeps Getting Harder
Herman Miller, Inc. – a leading furniture brand and purveyor of the iconic Eames Chair Design – suffered a loss at US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in its bid to protect as “trade dress” the design of the chair. The case involves a well-known chair design dating from the 1940’s, by designers Ray […]
Arts, Entertainment, Media & Advertising Law News
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee: The Gold Standard for Trademark Protection. By Kelli Ovies August 3, 2021 The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act is a United States law (codified at 36 U.S.C. Sec. 220501 et seq. of the United States Code) that charters and grants monopoly status to the United States Olympic Committee, and […]
You’re Invited to LAUNCH: Client Contracts 2.0
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin DATE: Wednesday, June 29TIME: 9:30AM to 11:30AMLOCATION: New York Design Center, Conference RoomADDRESS: 200 Lexington Avenue, NYC Have you ever had a client refuse to pay a bill, not give you credit for your work, or use your design scheme without hiring you? As loathsome as these situations sound, the reality […]