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Full Marks for Nassau on Controversial Trademark Play

INSIGHTS | By: | May 17, 2024

Why would a county trademark a slogan? Some have been asking that question since Nassau County filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “Nassau County: Golden Coast to Coast.” While the application process’ $5,000 price tag has...

Tanking it, to give early-stage entrepreneurs a chance

INSIGHTS | By: | October 27, 2023

After years of watching “Shark Tank,” I’m taking a shot at sharkdom next week, as a judge for the Stony Brook University College of Business pitch-fest known as “WolfieTank.” Offering legal perspectives on big ideas is not as sexy as offering a wad of cash, but any...

It’s innovators vs. sham spirits in the war of the rosés

INSIGHTS | By: | August 25, 2023

When consumers hear “counterfeiting,” they think of fake Rolex watches or Louis Vuitton handbags – not phony merlot. But sales of counterfeit wines and spirits skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and have not slowed since. It’s now estimated that 25 percent of...
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