Company Manages to Get .secure Trademark

A company hoping to offer .bank and .secure domain names has managed to get a trademark for .secure from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — albeit on the supplement register

Company going after .bank and .secure domain names gets a (weak) trademark. A company hoping to offer .bank and .secure domain names has managed to get a trademark for .secure from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — albeit on the supplement register. How did it do this, since the USPTO won’t grant trademarks on […]






Owner of Occupy.com Selling It for Six Figures

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Virginia Comito, d.b.a. V.L. Raymer, is a California-based domain investor who bought occupy.com in 1998. Now, she’s selling it to the one percent. “People who are extremely wealthy, who are philanthropic, who want to help the movement, the concept would be for one of those folks to buy it and donate it to Occupy, buy it and have […]






Still Squatting After all these Years? (Whether you know it or not!) By Karen J. Bernstein, Esq – Guest Blogger

Still Squatting After all these Years? By Karen J. Bernstein

These days, sophisticated web users understand and respect the fact that they can’t register domain names that belong to individuals or businesses who own trademarks (like McDonald’s or Starbucks), in hopes of later selling the domain names back to them for large sums of money. Beyond being morally questionable, this behavior is illegal. Commonly referred […]






The-Coveted v. TheCoveted: Lawyers Weigh-In on the Blog War

The-Coveted v. TheCoveted: Lawyers Weigh-In on the Blog War

You’ve undoubtedly heard of TheCoveted.com, a darling new website that gives us a peek inside the homes and wardrobes of fashion industry favorites. You’ve also probably heard about the little war raging between this new site and Jeanine Jacob, founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers, as well as her very own blog, The-Coveted.com. Both sites, thus, […]






PODCAST: Writer Copyright and Trademark Basics with Attorney, Karen J. Bernstein

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Our guest this week is Intellectual Property Rights attorney, Karen J. Bernstein hosted by Roxanne McHenry. She covers the critical topic of copyright and trademark laws for the self and indie author. Although Berstein discusses an author’s copyright and trademark rights during the podcast, the information provided should not be considered legal advice, nor does […]






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