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Two Cleveland Guardians? How State and Common Law Helped Protect a Roller-Derby Team From Being Jammed By a Major League Baseball Giant.

A Cleveland-based roller derby team operating under the moniker “Cleveland Guardians” sued the city’s Major League Baseball team for trademark infringement after it was announced that the baseball team would be changing its name from the Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Guardians.  The two teams came to a surprising resolution: they will both continue to

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Is It Worth Suing for Defamation?

Defamation claims are based on the facts and circumstances surrounding a published false statement of fact.  If there is a true case of defamation, and you or your business were damaged as a result, then those damages can be compensable through a successful civil lawsuit.  However, not all disparaging statements result in liability and claims

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Kanye and Walmart Battle Over Trademarks and Foam Shoes

Two powerful brands, Yeezy and Walmart, are currently battling over trademarks that are allegedly too similar.  The two actions relate to Kanye’s Yeezy fashion line.  Trademark law provides important protections to brands of all sizes, so even small companies should pay attention to these cases to understand how to enforce their rights or avoid liability.

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What is Trademark Infringement?

Trademark law protects the name, logo, slogan, packaging and other identifying features that brands use to distinguish their goods or services from the goods and services of others. Not all trademarks, however, are entitled to protection.  If you believe that another party is using your trademark, or a confusingly similar trademark, without your permission or

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S-Corporation vs. C-Corporation: Which One is Best for Your Business?

When you are launching a new business, it is a good practice to set up a separate legal entity for the company, such as a corporation.  Incorporation allows you to protect your personal assets from business creditors, creates a formal legal structure for operating your company, provides tax benefits and may make your company more

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What You Should Know About NFTs

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs have become hot commodities in recent years. Celebrities, artists, and entertainment companies are offering NFTs for millions of dollars in some cases and collectors are buying them up. However, this is a new and evolving area. As a result, there are people on both sides that do not fully understand what

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