Tamara's Tips

Thomson CompuMark has generously offered a free three-month trial of their trademark watch notice service to my clients.  This service provides notification any time a new application for a mark that is phonetically similar gets filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  It is a great way to keep abreast of the trademark landscape and make sure no one is infringing on your mark.  Please contact me if you'd like to try it out.

I've written before about the peril of relying on a handshake for a business deal.  Sadly, this summer I have been dealing, on behalf of clients, with the aftermath of handshake deals gone sour.

I will be speaking at next week's Affiliate Convention (aka AffCon) in Denver on a panel addressing "Legal Compliance: Affiliates & FTC Compliance."  There's a great lineup of sessions geared towards everyone involved in the affiliate marketing world. I am looking forward to sharing my views on contractual issues related to affiliate relationships, and to sitting in on some of the other presentations!  Hope to see some of you there.