Play-Doh Scent Trademark

Hasbro succeeds in Play-Doh scent trademark; but is this an end-run around the 20-year lifespan of a patent?

Hasbro recently succeeded in trademarking Play-Doh’s smell. The scent, that we all know from childhood, is described as ““a unique scent formed through the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough,” The executives of Hasbro are over the moon, as […]

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Etsy Bitcoin T-shirts Trademarked

BITCOIN brand, trademarked in UK, owner is now trying to enforce it for T-shirts

A T-shirt vendor on etsy.com recently received a cease and desist from a trademark owner, who had received a UK trademark for BITCOIN. The trademark BITCOIN covers a huge list of clothing and other goods, and has been registered since April 2018. The Bitcoin community is up in arms over this shameless attempt to monopolize […]

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arbitration agreements benefit business owners

Arbitration Clauses – Why you want them!

Arbitration clauses in terms and conditions for web sites and apps provide the owner with huge benefits when disputes arise. An arbitration clause moves a dispute from the court system, and its unknown costs and duration, to a private arbitrator, wherein the cost and duration is generally known. Also, the arbitrator will be more familiar […]

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Trademark Brand Registry

Trademarks with Amazon Brand Registry – Defend your Brand

Defend your brand on Amazon with a registered trademark and the Amazon Brand Registry Once you are successful on Amazon, customers will get to know your brand and will look for it before making their purchases. However, copycats will swoop in and try to benefit from your goodwill, that you have built up with blood, […]

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Digital Nomad Tax Planning

Digital Nomad Tax – Where Do I File?

We are digital nomads – where do we file taxes? As digital nomads, we love to travel. Sometimes we are out of our home country for years, and may not even be legally resident in the other countries we travel through. Because, when we are on a tourist Visa we are no resident, under the […]

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