If you enjoy having a few drinks here and there, you may be familiar with the company Buzzbox Beverages. This company sells premixed cocktails in local stores.
Trademark law is an important part of business law, because it helps businesses protect their images. LBJ Trademarks, LLC, is a business that is run by Lebron James. Recently, he trademarked the phrase, "Nothing Is Given. Everything Is Earned." He also trademarked, "The I Promise School Nothing Is Given. Everything Is Earned."
When you run a business, you want to make it stand out. Most businesses do this by creating a service mark or trademark. Each has its own purpose.
You started a new business and came up with a great logo that you feel fits the style of your company. You need to protect it, because the last thing you want to see is another company using your trademark.
If you've ever smoked marijuana or been interested in the different strains, you know they have some interesting names. While they're clever and easy to remember, some may infringe on business' trademarks, which is an issue that has recently come up.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a trademark law that prohibits registration of a trademark that "disparages" others violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.