What Makes Gamer-Tags and Esports Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks?

Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Esports Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rapid international expansion and increased profitability of esports, including a surge in the number of players and teams involved in the competitions, the need to properly protect one’s “brand” and its associated intellectual property grows even more […]

Trademark “Scams” – Fraudulent Notices For Renewals, Monitoring Services and Registries

Trademark Law: “Scam” Fraudulent Notices For Renewals, Monitoring Services and RegistriesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In recent years, there has been an increase in the creation of official “sounding” entities sending out authoritative “looking” communications to listed trademark owners.   There are a variety of notices sent out to owners at their listed addresses and some […]

Trademark Law: The Principal and Supplemental Register

Trademark Law: The Trademark Principal Register and Trademark Supplemental RegisterBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. One constant question posed by clients and a frequent option offered in an Office Action Letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) is the potential of registering a mark on the “Supplemental Register.” This is often misunderstood and is […]

What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Trademark Protection

What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand and Trademark ProtectionBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC Investing in a new or existing enterprise in the United States can be an advantageous proposition. As the E-2 Investor is well aware, having a company with a […]

Trademark Infringement and Infringement Litigation

A Look At U.S. Trademark Infringement and Trademark Infringement LitigationBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Trademark law provides the exclusive right to use a mark to differentiate the goods or services of one person or business from those of another. A trademark commonly includes a word, phrase, logo, design or a combination of these, which are […]

Some Additional Fashion, Beauty and Apparel Brand Legal Considerations

Fashion Law: Some Additional Fashion, Beauty and Apparel Brand Legal Considerations By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This article discusses some other related legal matters that fashion business entrepreneurs should be aware of.  This article expands on the initial one that reviewed some initial business considerations for clothing, beauty and apparel brands as they grow and […]

Copyright? Trademark? Or Is It Both?

Intellectual Property Law: Copyright? Trademark? Or Is It Both?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While sometimes mistakenly grouped together, trademarks and copyrights are very different. In fact, each of these intellectual property protections applies to distinct and unique things. However, both are equally important; and, in some situations, both may be necessary to secure proper protection […]

Trademark Protection of An Esports Team and Organization’s Name and Logo

Some Steps For Proper Protection of An Esports Team, Organization or Franchise Name and LogoBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rising global esports market and the substantial investments received by some esports organizations and teams, it is crucial for these entities to properly protect and maintain their team name. An esports organization’s name is typically […]

Protect Your Gamer-Tag: Professional Gamers, Streamers and Content Creators

Esports Law – Professional Gamers, Streamers and Content Creators: Protect Your Gamer-TagBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Professional gamers and gaming “influencers,” including streamers and content creators such as those on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming or Tik Tok, may protect their in-game name known as a “gamer-tag” as well as their unique logo design. To […]