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Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blues

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Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year (in 2011). Taylor Swift’s website has a news page that is full of the awards & accolades she’s received,…

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Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

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Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello Kitty Con, the “first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world!” according to Sanrio, Hello Kitty’s parent company. Although her parents are Japanese, the HELLO KITTY trademark first was…

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Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

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 GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of the most environmentally conscious companies in the world, GoLite’s recent retail expansion proved to be unsustainable for its financial bottom line. GoLite twice was given Best for the World Awards from B Lab…

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Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?

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  Hellmann’s “A Brand With Eggs For Brains” Hellmann’s filed a lawsuit against Just Mayo on Halloween, claiming that Just Mayo’s egg laden label is a poor costume for a product that (proudly) bears no eggs: Legally speaking Hellmann’s may come out of this sunny side up, given that both the dictionary and — more importantly — US federal law state that mayonnaise contains eggs….

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Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report

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You know how sometimes you think you’ll never ever finish something? Well, this was one of those things. And now, it is done. Enjoy and please, please, please, provide feedback (besides “what took you so long?)! Please click here to read: Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report. Did I mention how much comments will be appreciated? I might even send you something…

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Gun Control hits the USPTO

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As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control supporters and opponents, and I thought there would be numerous applications, and even a few registrations, from which to…

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Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

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According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.” Apparently, it also is customary to smoke pot at 4:20 pm, which explains the frequent lines at snack and smoothie shops between 4:30-5 each afternoon (just watch, now you’ll start noticing it too). Back in August, 2010 I questioned,…

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“Going Green in Reno: Peppermill Gets Geothermal.”

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  Although I don’t spend much time in casinos apart from Crystal Bay Casino, (and that’s only because it is Tahoe’s best music venue, thanks to Brent Harding & Blake Beeman!), the Reno Peppermill has just become my second favorite casino after CBC. I visited the Peppermill last week where GreenUP! hosted Reno’s (almost) annual Golden Pinecone Ball. The first Golden Pinecone was awarded by Nevada…

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Bs Go Big at EXPO

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Last weekend was the 33rd Natural Products Expo West (Expo) where 63,000 industry members and 2,430 Exhibitors gathered to sample or showcase the latest in natural and organic products from supplements to socks, with a smattering of sweets. Deals were done, friendships were forged and announcements were made: way to go Whole Foods for doing what Californians couldn’t and committing to full GMO labeling by 2018! 49 Certified B Corporations played a…

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