There are many reasons to select a distinctive mark, that is, a mark that serves the purpose of identifying the source of the goods or services rather than describing some quality or characteristic of the goods or services. One reason is the availability of legal relief against cybersquatters.
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Since 1875, Jones Waldo has provided legal services to the businesses and community organizations that support and grow the state’s economy. Built on a strong foundation of service and knowledge of Utah’s core industries, the firm continues to evolve through meeting new challenges, finding innovative solutions and advancing legal trends in the state. With departments in business, real estate and litigation, attorneys at Jones Waldo have expertise to solve complex client needs in nearly every area of business. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, St. George, Provo and the Chicago metro area.
Jones Waldo participated in this year's Love Utah Give Utah fundraising event on March 31. The firm matched contibutions to Utah Dispute Resolution up to id="mce_marker"000. The goal was acheived resulting in an overall donation of $2000.
Jones Waldo attorney George Sutton recently contributed a feature article to American Banker magazine regarding brokered deposits. George served as the Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions from 1987 to 1993, where he was responsible for regulating all state chartered depository institutions and all consumer financial services providers in Utah. Since 1993, George has specialized in bank regulation. He assists clients with new bank and other regulatory applications, provides compliance reviews of products and services, and advises boards and management on regulation and corporate governance matters. Read the article in American Banker
Jones Waldo is pleased to announce that Bruce Babcockhas been appointed the Business Department Chair effective February 1.
Saturday, May 16, was the 33rd annual Law Day Run. It was a successful fundraiser for "...and Justice for All."
Jones Waldo recruited more than 40 people for the run. A big thank you to everyone that came and who brought family and friends. Great job by all of our runners! To see the results of the race click here.
Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing app, Instagram, recently changed its Terms of Service, spurring outrage from users, account cancellations from entities like National Geographic (with its 638,000 followers), and now a class action lawsuit.
It’s no surprise Americans have an extraordinary thirst for music. What is a bit surprising (and also disconcerting) is that we download more songs illegally than any other country in the world according to MusicMetric’s recent report on its investigation on file-sharing activities via BitTorrent. The report, called the Digital Music Index (DMI), showed that Americans pirated nearly 760 million songs via BitTorrent between January and June 2012 alone.
Artist Daniel Moore has prevailed in his long battle with the University of Alabama. The school took issue with Moore’s paintings, which depict so-called great moments in Alabama football. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that Moore’s First Amendment freedom of expression trumps the school’s trademark in its uniforms. We at Jones Waldo also have an eclectic art collection, which is sure to include something you won’t like. Come visit us for a tour. University of Alabama Bd. of Trustees v. New Life Art, Inc., 683 F.3d 1266 (11th Cir. 2012).
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