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Andrew joins OG+S fresh out of law school with a background in working with clients in the entrepreneurial business and intellectual property spaces. He hopes to focus his work on IP matters, as well as being a passionate advocate for business clients with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for their community. 

Prior to law school, Andrew worked in entertainment and finance, with a particular interest in advancing the literary interests of diverse voices. He is a “Double Buckeye”
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It’s a Wonderful Life is by far my favorite Christmas movie. It might just be the overall sentimentality of the film that does it for me, or it might have something to do with me playing Ernie in my high school’s production of it (I promise I looked a little less grainy all those years ago). My high regard for the film left me surprised that it was actually a disappointment at the box office when it premiered in
Continue Reading It’s a Wonderful Copyright

It is the end of the year, which means many of you are setting goals for 2022.  Good for you!  But it is also the time to make sure that your internal realities align with those goals.  Goal setting is fabulous.  Creating new action steps is fun and while reviewing what you have may not sound nearly as exciting, it may be what moves you forward.  You need to be aligned or all the pulls and pushes in different
Continue Reading Alignment of Rocket Power

About one year ago today, I wrote a post called “Changes are Coming – Be Prepared to Disclose Beneficial Ownership in 2021.” Although those changes (i.e. the requirement that all businesses disclose their beneficial owners in a federally run database) have not come to pass yet, they are still on the way – so keep an eye out in 2022.

The idea of the beneficial ownership disclosures is to cut down on the use of shell companies to launder
Continue Reading More Oversight is Coming!

After last week’s post featured Lola celebrating Thanksgiving in style, it seems only fitting for this post to cover the next phase of the holiday season. That’s right, we’re talking Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Given the commercial success associated with these two days each year, you may wonder whether “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” can be registered trademarks. The short answer is that they can be, but there are clear limits, and it is not in the way
Continue Reading ‘Tis the Season to Be Descriptive

We previously warned you about some USPTO scams. Well, someone looked at those scammers and said, “What a great idea! I’ll do that for new companies who just formed!” In other words, jerks multiplied like bunnies on Viagra. And so I’d like to introduce you to the newest scam: The Certificate of Service Scam.  It looks official.  It has a local address.  It is completely BS.

First, they are correct.  You can get a Certificate of Status from
Continue Reading Scam Alert. Again.

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Of all the TV attorneys out there, Jackie Chiles is my favorite. Close second, of course, is Denny Crane, but Jackie certainly takes the top prize. Jokes aside, the title of today’s post is “Your Face, is My Case,” because we’re talking about likeness and image rights, sometimes collectively referred to as “personality rights.”

From Wikipedia: “Personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of one’s identity, such as name, image, likeness,
Continue Reading Your Face, is My Case: Personality Rights

As I advise clients on trademark issues, it is relatively common for clients to ask if there is an “international trademark”. I then break the unfortunate news that there is no such thing as an “international trademark”. Instead, registered trademark protections only extend to the national borders where the mark is registered. This means that if a client with a U.S. trademark wants registered trademark protection in Canada and Mexico, the client needs to apply for trademark protection in
Continue Reading Just Following (Madrid) Protocol

We’ve all asked when on a food blogger’s site, “Why can’t you just give me the recipe and not your life story?”  Many have listened to this complaint and added a much (to me) valued “Jump to Recipe” button on the top.  But I am here to defend all those stories that I often skip.  Why? Because that is the blogger’s intellectual property.  The photos and the story – not the recipe.  A mere listing of ingredients is not
Continue Reading Why We Need Their Life Story

Talkin’ about trade secrets! While other forms of protection such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks require upfront costs and disclosure of some sort, trade secrets do not. In this article we will examine a few of the benefits that trade secret protection offers.

Benefit One – Trade Secrets Protect Information That Other Forms of IP Protection Do Not

Example: The (secret) recipe for KFC Fried Chicken

Arguably, the secret recipe is the most valuable piece of information KCF has…but
Continue Reading Please Keep My (Trade) Secret

Many of our readers are likely familiar with Eminem’s hit single “Lose Yourself.” I imagine significantly fewer are familiar with “Mom’s Spaghetti,” the underrated and amusing parody to “Lose Yourself.” In recent weeks, “Mom’s Spaghetti” made national headlines for a different reason.  A “Mom’s Spaghetti” restaurant took its “chance to blow” by opening in downtown Detroit, Eminem appeared on the restaurant’s opening day to make his “arms heavy” serving customers, local marching band performed a rendition of “Lose
Continue Reading “Would You Capture It or Just Let It Slip?” (Eminem-Lose Yourself)

I am a self-professed #TrademarkNerd.  I think they are interesting beasts.  They combine business, law, social science, and, of course, shopping.  When a lot of people think about trademarks, they think about what the company owns and does with it.  That’s fair.  Companies spend a lot of time, money, and effort on their trademarks.  But what I find the most interesting is the amount of influence and control customers have on a trademark. After all, it is all about
Continue Reading Control Level: Blue

It’s finally here everyone. After numerous Emergency Rules and a stepped transition, Wisconsin is ready to jump into the deep end and fully transition to a hemp program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the 2018 Farm Bill. As of the 2022 crop year, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will no longer have the regulatory authority to oversee hemp growing (and processing) in our State, and responsibility will transfer to
Continue Reading A Turning Point: Wisconsin Transitions to USDA Hemp Program Under 2018 Farm Bill