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.


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…

August 5th, 2011

Trade-mark Fun!

How different can a corporate logo be but still be recognized? A few months ago, an interesting graphic study by Graham Smith placed corporate logos front and centre as Graham…

July 21st, 2011

New Top Level Domains Starting in January 2012, ICANN (the organization that administers domain names on the Internet) will accept applications for custom gTLDs (global top level domain), which will stand alongside the…

July 12th, 2011

Section 45 Proceedings

A trade-mark belonging to a client of mine was recently the subject of a section 45 proceeding.  Section 45 of the Trade-Marks Act entitles any interested party to apply to…


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