The Kitchen is suing to prevent Wolfgang Puck from registering the mark THE KITCHEN BY WOLFGANG PUCK. The Kitchen knives are sharpened and the dueling Chefs are ready for battle.
You just awoke to find your domain name has been hijacked and your website is down, your site replaced by ads for sexual performance enhancing products. Your domain is now owned by an individual in Thailand with a phony name and address.
Or, perhaps you operate a successful on line business in the U.S. and learn someone in Australia has copied your entire site, and launched an Australian version of the site as their own, using your trademark in the domain but with an .au ending?
Why is Branding Important? Branding is vital to the survival of almost any online business. Branding includes the thoughts and emotions that are triggered in the consumer when they see your product or interact with your brand. Another reason why branding is important is that brand names, and logos are brand ambassadors for your business. …
Excerpted from the forthcoming book Brandaide
When it comes to trademarks and the brands they represent, there are two paths. One leads to distinction, the other to extinction. The INSURE path teaches brand owners and their brand team six important steps to follow in order to create build and maintain a legally strong brand.