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Is BOGO a No Go?

2018-03-30T11:38:42+00:00 Categories: BOGO, Legal, Scam|Tags: , , |

We have received multiple inquiries regarding buy one, get one free offers as advertised online, on TV and via IVR. Can marketers still advertise BOGO products? Can a bonus item be offered as free? Can additional processing fees still be charged? The short answer to all of these questions is yes. Although

So you built a better mousetrap…now what?

2018-03-30T11:40:58+00:00 Categories: Patent|Tags: , , , |

We are in the age of the Entrepreneur/Inventor.  News of your average Joe-turned-millionaire by creating a product or an app is omnipresent.  Advertisements by companies promising to help launch your product ideas are everywhere, and television shows like Shark Tank are extremely popular - averaging over 6 million viewers.  With such constant bombardment

Licensing Agreements: Factoids for inventors

2018-03-30T11:34:02+00:00 Categories: Legal, Licensing, Patent, Royalties|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We all know that securing a licensing agreement from a distributor can mean big money for an inventor. What inventors may not know, is what to expect in a licensing deal.  Here are a few things to consider before licensing your rights. Royalties.  You may be surprised to learn that royalties on direct

Battle of the Copper Pans: Copper Chef takes on Red Copper & Gotham Steel

2018-03-30T11:42:43+00:00 Categories: IP, Legal, Patent, Trademark|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but such flattery is unwelcome when it comes to copying products. In the consumer product industry, hot items are quickly adapted by competing companies, resulting in consumer confusion as to the origin of the product; sometimes ending up in lengthy legal battles. We saw this most recently

Copyrights: The Secret Weapon to Revealing the Identity of Repeat Infringers on Amazon and eBay

2018-03-30T11:44:38+00:00 Categories: Amazon, Copyright, eBay, Trademark|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Most product marketers and distributors likely have had to deal with counterfeit products being sold on e-commerce platforms, such as Amazon and eBay – among others. Although some counterfeit goods and knockoffs are obviously fake, others use the original product’s copyrighted images and trademarks, making it hard for consumers to distinguish a fake