How Random Is That?!

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One of the most basic dilemmas of intellectual property law is the competing nature of a trademark. We lawyers want you to come up with a mark that will be considered “strong” because it doesn't relate to the goods and services it's applied to, and no one else is using it.  On the other hand, for marketing purposes, business people often want a trademark, whether it identifies a product or a whole slew of services, to be easily understood by consumers.

Seasons of Work: Summer File Cleanup and Memories

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Seasons of Work

During the slight summer lull, I like to keep abreast of the latest legal developments by attending Continuing Legal Education Classes (“CLE”s) and doing a tiny bit of business planning. I know most lawyers’ tendencies are to garner as many billable hours as possible, but once in a blue moon I do work “on” my business rather than “in” my business, as so many business consultants and advisors have recommended over the years. Last week the Denver Bar Association presented a slew of programs as part of Membership Appreciation week, in order to educate us lawyers and get us excited about remain