Trademark Incontestability. Trademark Series: Part 2

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In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of trademark incontestability. Trademark Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the registered mark in commerce. But, with all things legal, there are exceptions.   Many people hear the word “incontestable” and think that incontestability […]

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Domestic Violence: Plaintiff’s Role

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(Article premised on the North Carolina General Statutes 50B1- 50B9)              Domestic violence is growing problem that often goes unreported. From the outside looking in, it is easy to ask “why don’t victims of domestic violence contact the authorities,” but as the victim, it is a difficult decision to make. The two issues often considered […]

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Family Law: Importance of Good Communication

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Communication is a topic that I think is very important for you all to understand especially as we move into the stages of divorce. In my last blog, we were happy. We were discussing one of the many important things to consider before marriage, drafting a premarital agreement. In the coming weeks, we will be […]

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Trademark Series Part 3: State Registration

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In addition to the federal registry (The United States Patent and Trademark Office), you might want to think about your state registration. The USPTO oversees federal registration for trademarks. The USPTO offers national protection for your mark. To register a mark at the state level, you must file an application with your state’s trademark office. […]

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Is Incontestability Contestable?

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Trademark Series: Part 2 In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of incontestability in trademark law. Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the registered mark in commerce. But, with all things legal, there are exceptions. Many people hear the word “incontestable” […]

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