SANTA, THE BRAND

A few years ago, Bankrate.com did a story called Santa’s Net Worth and asked me to opine about that value. Bankrate Story. Bankrate.com figured that with all of the Santas at malls, on street corners for charities, at kids’ and office parties, in commercials, roaming casinos, and so on, Santa should be raking

I CAN’T COPYRIGHT MY IDEA? (PART 2)

I’ve been away from this blog for a while winning a lawsuit, doing some cool deals, setting up a new YouTuber business and taking a bucket list vacation.  And now I’m back with a lot of new posts coming your way. In my last post, we started unlocking the world of intellectual property, starting with

By | July 20th, 2015|Intellectual Property, Trademark Protection|0 Comments

WHY CAN’T I COPYRIGHT MY IDEA? (PART I)

My grandfather used to say “confusion rained and we all got wet.” That seems to be the case for most people trying to get a handle (not the Twitter type) around understanding intellectual property law. It can be confusing, especially these days when everything seems to intermix. So here goes what I hope is a

By | April 22nd, 2015|Content Clearance, Intellectual Property|0 Comments