Trademarks – Classes and Specimens

The United States trademark office groups all trademarks into “buckets” that they call classes or classifications.  All classes are identified by a number which is determined by the trademark office in accordance with international treaties. With most of our clients, we use […]

May 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Ownership Assignment in NDAs

Here is another reason to have your attorney read your NDAs. I have seen companies try to throw ownership assignment provisions in their NDA. This is not the standard provision that says the disclosing party owns what they disclose, but a full blown assignment of new […]

May 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Double Negatives in Contracts

I realized today that I have a pet peeve in contracts related to double negatives. Legal agreements are already hard to understand and seldom in plain English. It makes it even worse when there are double negatives in the middle of a run on sentence. For instance I just read this, "the website is not [...]

February 4th, 2010|0 Comments