Tri-Cities Law Blog

The Tri-Cities Law Blog is where we keep community members up-to-date with the latest information regarding personal injury law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and legal issues relevant to small businesses. We also provide tips that will help you navigate the legal system more efficiently. If you have a question about a legal issue, there is a good chance that you will find your answer somewhere in our blog.


December 8th, 2011

Choosing a Trade-Mark (Part 3)

Molson CANADIAN.  It’s a pretty common name in Canadian beer.  And initially, it wasn’t able to be registered as a trade-mark!  Why not? First and foremost, a trade-mark can not…

November 19th, 2011

Choosing a Trade-Mark (Part 2)

What makes a good trade-mark? If you were to sneeze, would you reach for a KLEENEX?  Chances are that you may not actually be reaching for a KLEENEX but in…

October 5th, 2011

Choosing a Trade-Mark (Part 1)

Let’s talk about what makes a good trade-mark. An instantly descriptive trade-mark like GREENLAWNZ (for a lawn care business) might sound appealing at first.  It will catch the consumer’s attention…

September 22nd, 2011

Soviet Symbol Can’t be Trade-marked

According to a press release from the General Court of the European Union dated September 20, 2011, the former Soviet Coat of Arms can not be trade-marked in the European…

September 9th, 2011

How to Display A Trade-mark

The proper use of your trade-mark is critical to its defensibility and maintenance on the register.  If it is not used properly, a third party is able to challenge it…


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