• Posts Tagged ‘personal name’

    That’s How You Write It

    by  • February 13, 2014 • trademark • 0 Comments

    It’s always tricky to sell a business that uses your personal name. Probably a lot of the value of the acquisition is tied to the name — imagine selling Martha Stewart Living Omnipedia without getting full rights to the name “Martha Stewart.” But the person selling the name has made his or her living...

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    Beware the “Own Name” Defense

    by  • February 8, 2011 • trademark

    Lawsuits in the United States over use of personal names come up occasionally.  They happen when someone doing business under his or her own name sells off the rights, then try to compete in the original field using some form of the name (I think this is called “having one’s cake and eating it...

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