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Blog posts by Kristen G. Roberts

What is Cybersquatting Defined as in California?

| Kristen G. Roberts |
In 2022, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported 2,051 domain name disputes filed in the United States alone, a more than 16 percent increase from the previous year. At the heart of many of these disputes is the intentional act of cybersquatting. If a cybersquatter is sitting on your business’s domain name or using […]

The Different Types of Trademarks & What You Should Know

| Kristen G. Roberts |
Companies and businesses are constantly racing to grab their desired trademarks before their competitors. This is for good reason — by filing and obtaining the right to use a trademark, businesses can gain the legal presumption that they own a trademark and maintain the sole right to use it. To illustrate its value, think about any […]

How To Trademark A Phrase

| Kristen G. Roberts |
A powerful slogan can help make your brand unforgettable. Everyone remembers the brands associated with phrases, such as Nike’s “Just Do It” tagline or Staples’ “That Was Easy.” (The company has since retired this motto and replaced it with “Make More Happen”. Despite the change, many will still think “Staples” when they hear “That Was […]

Pitfalls of Waiting To Register Your IP

| Kristen G. Roberts |
Having a proactive approach to your IP portfolio is vital when it comes to enforcing your rights as an owner. Registering before even launching your business will give you significant leverage when negotiating deals that will bring in a more diverse stream as well as the tools you need to pursue infringers. The longer you […]

Three Ways Licensing Can Increase Your Brand Revenue

| Kristen G. Roberts |
Effective licensing can help your brand or your creative work reach more customers, make more revenue, and get more recognition. As a creator and business owner, Intellectual property (IP) licensing allows you to reach broader markets while staying focused on your main calling! What is licensing? How can Licensing increase your brand revenue? Let’s talk […]