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Month: March 2020

March 2020 Update on JPG Legal

Screenshot of a JPG Legal display ad running over a New York Times article about coronavirus pandemic. JPG Legal ads pop up every time I look at coronavirus updates in The New York Times. Does this make us ambulance chasers? Things are good, but also weird here at JPG Legal. We’re busier than we’ve ever been, by far, and we have two new attorneys starting here soon, but they’re not starting until early and mid-April, respectively. What makes this weird is that I’m not sure if the new attorneys will even be […]

Trademarking a Band or Musician Name: Goods/Services IDs

Cartoon musical staff with trademark symbols as notes. Musician and recording artist names are arguably one of the most complicated topics in trademark law. Just ask the Bernie Sanders campaign. One of the first trademark applications I ever filed was for a teenager who produced hip hop beats and rapped over them, before I knew what goods/services a musician’s trademark should be registered for. In case you’re new to this field, trademarks must be registered for specific goods and services identifications (“IDs”) that […]

Can Flavor Flav Sue The Sanders Campaign For Promoting a “Public Enemy” Performance?

Drawing of Bernie Sanders by me. If you’ve followed my Twitter account or heard my interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, you know I’m a huge supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders is what happens when a genuine, on-the-ground activist and organizer somehow manages to get real institutional power, without compromising their values. This has probably never happened in modern U.S. politics, and it’s terrifying not only to the very wealthy, but also to the status-quo-dependent […]