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  • 05 Jan TMF On Air: the Download Down-Low

    TMF clients know that when they call or text the TMF number, they have a direct line to Suzann. But this year, besides a number of appearances of her words in print, her voice was immortalized in podcasts. The first was Alt Legal’s first not-safe-for-work......

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  • 05 Jan THE MOSKOWITZ FIRM is Not Yet a Registered Trademark

    While it may come as a surprise from a firm registering new marks all the time, delayed registration is common for brands consisting primarily of someone’s last name.  The USPTO generally refuses registration of surname marks on the Principal Register until the owner has conducted......

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  • 05 Jan Compliance Update

    Last year, the U.S. Copyright Office made it easier for owners of interactive websites to limit their liability through a $6 online method of getting the “safe harbor” benefits of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  This remains an essential protection for those who allow......

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  • 05 Jan Amazon Expands Brand Registry Program

    If your goods are sold on online, you should know about Amazon’s newly expanded Brand Registry Program.   Owners of *registered* trademarks which include some text component are eligible for the program, which assigns the “true” owner (rather than any reseller) an alphanumeric Global Product Identifier (GCID) — even......

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  • 04 Jan “Balance and Barrels” Mixer Fun!

    In March, clients were invited to join yogi Melissa-Klimo Major for a special TMF session of Balance & Barrels™,  Melissa’s trademark (and we don’t use that lightly) yoga and whiskey appreciation program (the sister program of Balance & Brews® – see http://balanceandbrews.com/).   Despite the......

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  • 31 Jan TMF in the News: The Limits of “Fair Use” in Blogging and Social Media Posting

    Do you blog for your business and include third party trademarks or copyrights? Suzann was recently interviewed regarding the limits of “Fair Use” and ways to reduce your potential exposure… Read the full article and learn the risks about this timely topic....

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  • 23 Dec Practice Alert for Operators of Interactive Websites

    IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WEBSITE OWNERS: New rules by U.S. Copyright Office have made it easier for owners of interactive websites to limit their liability but, in doing so,  has also created new deadlines and risks. Incorporating user-generated content (e.g. comments, forums, and opportunities to upload......

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  • 15 Dec Suzann Rated a SUPER Lawyer!

     Suzann Moskowitz   Suzann Moskowitz has been selected to the Super Lawyers® 2017 Ohio Rising Star list. The honor is awarded to no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state. To learn more, read about the process here. While I might not attach the Rising......

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  • 14 Dec TMF Supports the Community

    The Moskowitz Firm continues to support many community organizations. This year, donations in time and money have been made to Legal Aid, LaunchHouse, LAND Studio, and The Heights Libraries…  just to name some of the L’s. I’ve also continued my work with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and......

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  • 12 Dec TMF Welcomes Jennifer to the Team!

    I’m pleased to announce that The Moskowitz Firm is growing! Jennifer Yaich-Parks joined the TMF team in May as Suzann’s new legal assistant. Jennifer has spent the last several months learning the ins and outs of TMF operations and immersing herself with intellectual property law......

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