Since Michael D. Steger started practicing law in 1993, he has sought to help solve his clients’ problems and expand their business opportunities. Whether in business transactions, litigation and other disputes, or counseling behind the scenes, he has focused on providing value to the individuals, companies and other entities that he has served. Mr. Steger founded the firm in 2005.
Clearing the Deadwood: Tools for Cancelling Dormat Trademark Registrations
Just as broken limbs or downed trees that fall during a storm can block your path, defunct trademarks can block a trademark owner from registering a new mark. Let’s examine some different ways to clear the deadwood that is impeding your client’s way forward. Do Your...
Don’t Be Limited by Geography – Register Your Trademarks!
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Get It in Writing! Dale Chihuly Copyright Case Reveals Pitfalls of Oral Agreements
If the three rules of real estate are location, location, location, the three rules of copyright protection should be: get it in writing, get it in writing, get it in writing. A recent copyright case against the famed glass sculptor Dale Chihuly illustrates the...
Happy New Year! Curb Your Enthusiasm With These Resolutions
Larry David's comic masterpiece "Curb Your Enthusiasm" returned for a 10th season on HBO last Sunday. One of the episode's running jokes was David's insistence on a three day statute of limitations for wishing someone a "Happy New Year." After that, he opined, such...
Trademark Basics for Beginners
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