MarkHound and the Move to Manhattan
The Move to New York City
Big update for JPG Legal: At the end of January 2018, my girlfriend and I moved from Washington, DC to New York City, meaning JPG Legal has moved to New York City as well. Don’t worry, we still file trademark applications for clients all over the world.
If you’re not familiar with my girlfriend, she’s Stephanie Echeveste, retail placemaking consultant and founder of Distill Creative.
For a while, both of us were working from our apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, but we recently secured a retail space near our apartment, and we’ve been working on building it up for our grand opening.
JPG Legal’s temporary home office in Manhattan, right at the foot of the Williamsburg bridge.
The view of Manhattan’s Lower East Side from JPG Legal’s temporary home office.
Most of the living room furniture in the apartment is left over from JPG Legal’s office in DC, so there’s a lot of green and teal here for now, but at least the place is comfortable. I have a lot of (Jewish) family history in the Lower East Side and NYC in general, so it’s wonderful being here. The $3 to $5 fast food lunch options in Chinatown are unbeatable.
Our retail space will be called Eche Verde, a combination of her last name, Echeveste, and my last name, Green, which translates to verde in Spanish. In addition to office space for our businesses, it will serve as an art studio, gallery, event and workshop space, and small goods retail outlet for products that we curate and make.
Introducing MarkHound™, the Trademark Enforcement Service Suite
MarkHound™ is here! This is a new slate of yearly subscription services offered by JPG Legal for enforcing your trademark rights. These types of services are usually only available to larger companies with big legal budgets. As with our trademark search and filing services, MarkHound will even the playing field and allow smaller companies and startups to compete with the big dogs. Services offered include:
1. MarkHound Watch. Subscribers to this service retain JPG Legal to monitor the USPTO database for new applications that potentially infringe on the client’s trademark rights.
2. MarkHound Threaten. This subscription service offers clients the ability to send cease-and-desist letters to as many infringing competitors as necessary. Because these letters will be on a law firm’s letterhead, they’ll have some real bite behind them.
3. MarkHound Oppose. This is the service clients can use to retain us to oppose trademark applications they believe infringe on their trademark rights or would otherwise harm the client’s business.
Stay tuned for even more service offerings, helpful blog posts, and even more helpful mailing list emails.
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