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

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