Our firm enjoys spending time with business people, community leaders, budding entrepreneurs, local artists, and other community members. Whether we are hanging out with folks at the Salem Red Sox ballpark, attending chamber of commerce and Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council functions, or interacting with local artists in association with The Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc. (our downstairs art gallery), we pride ourselves in engaging with the community. Our team also enjoys speaking on a myriad of topics that will help you grow your business both personally and professionally. We host Shark Bites monthly in our Blacksburg office and at the Grandin CoLab in Roanoke. Please see our calendar below for full registration information for this month’s Shark Bite. We are happy to speak to your group on intellectual property protection (copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets), business formation, contract drafting, social media usage, internet/technology law, and more.
Golden arches, a bitten apple silhouette, a green and white mermaid, a black “swoosh” – you hardly need the product identified to think of McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks, and Nike. Businesses benefit from distinct logos, names and other elements of trade dress. They not only promote and identify the businesses, products and services, but they also become marks of quality. Just like their larger counterparts, small businesses and startups should give equal care and attention to selecting names, logos and trade dress that are protectable and enforceable against others. Join us this month for the legal lowdown on branding your business that will push you ahead of the competition – and keep you there. Registration below.