Issues With Trademarking Your Domain Name – Law

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Protecting intellectual property rights should be a critical step for any business. With an online business, protecting a domain name is all the more critical.

Nothing is more aggravating than having someone infringe upon your domain name. The question for many sites, then, is how to go about protecting the domain. Filing for a trademark is one of the more popular and effective methods, but it is important to understand there are some issues that can come up.

First and foremost, a domain name may only be trademarked if it is more than just an address pointing people to a site. This is often shown by matching the domain name to the actual name of the business and then incorporating it into the page of the site. Let’s look at a classic example.

Google is obviously a distinct trademark. The title “Google” is a trademarkable domain for two reasons. First…

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PPC ads face a new trademark limitation – Law

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A federal court ruled last week that it is not only a trademark violation any longer to use another company’s trademark to deceive search engine users in the paid ad headline. The court has further ruled, that you can not purchase a trademark as a keyword to bring up your paid listing on Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines. This decision stemmed from a national jewelry company, who bid on the term, “dating ring” to bring up their ad for the sale of the companies own diamond rings. The problem was that another company already had the trademark to the term “The Dating Ring”. When this term was entered by users of the search engines, the national company’s ad came up for the sale of rings.

The defendant argued it never placed the trademarked term on any of its products or used the term “dating ring” on its Web…

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The future for the Sundance Film Festival . . .

Architectural Nexus


Each year, the Sundance Film Festival grows in popularity, bringing flocks of folks from around the globe to Utah’s doorstep.  Those attending the film festival, including locals, find it increasingly difficult to score highly sought after tickets.  This issue brings attention to the need for new venues in which to screen new films, to accommodate the increasing numbers of movie goers.

Cue Architectural Nexus and the future Utah Film and Media Arts Center.

Architectural Nexus is currently working with the Utah Film and Media Arts Coalition and representatives from the Sundance Film Festival to develop the program and conceptual design for the new Utah Film and Media Arts Center, which will become a future venue for the Sundance Film Festival.  Nexus is working with the technical director of the Sundance Film Festival to develop the most state-of-the-art facility to date for film and media.  Stay tuned for…

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The Effects of Business Law on Companies and Individuals


Business law is often referred to as mercantile or commercial law, and governs many of the business transactions and dealings that happened between commercial industries and individuals. Typically, business law will fall into two specific areas. These include commercial entity regulations such as partnerships, company laws, and bankruptcy. The other area involves commercial transaction regulations through contracts.

Business laws are essential to many companies in their efforts to perform legal transactions. It is often based on legal fundamentals including personal responsibility, and liability. Nearly every statutory rule in business law is designed to protect the investor, consumer, and creditor.

Sole Proprietors

Business law uses an effective tool for creating and regulating legal business entities. This could include a sole proprietor, who bears all responsibilities and risks of operating a business on their own, along with taking profits. The laws are designed to help limit liability.


In designing a partnership…

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The Principles Of Small Business Law


If you are the owner, or the prospective owner of a small business, you are going to have to understand and abide by how small business law pertains to you. The very first item to be considered is the structure of your business. Your decision here can play a very important part in how the business is operated and how it reports its profits and losses. It can be set up as a sole proprietorship or as a limited liability company (LLC), which is usually preferred, or as a regular C corporation.

Any business agreements between owners should be handled by an attorney as well. These agreements can define duties and responsibilities. There may be stock agreements that will need to be drawn up to bring order to that area of the company. Sales agreements for sales people, non-compete contracts, and employment agreements are also items that will need to…

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A Utah Law Prohibiting Polygamy Is Weakened

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A Utah Law Prohibiting Polygamy Is Weakened
Published: December 14, 2013

A federal judge has struck down parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional in a case brought by a polygamous star of a reality television series. Months after the Supreme Court bolstered rights of same-sex couples, the Utah case could open a new frontier in the nation’s recognition of once-prohibited relationships.

Judge Clark Waddoups of United States District Court in Utah ruled late Friday that part of the state’s law prohibiting “cohabitation” — the language used in the law to restrict polygamous relationships — violates the First Amendment guarantee of free exercise of religion, as well as constitutional due process. He left standing the state’s ability to prohibit multiple marriages “in the literal sense” of having two or more valid marriage licenses.

Judge Waddoups, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, wrote a 91-page decision…

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Experts discuss arguments in Utah’s legal battle over same-sex marriage

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SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah is building its case to challenge a recent ruling that overturned the ban on same-sex marriage in Utah.

Individuals on both sides of the issue say science is on their side, and FOX 13 News’ Max Roth spoke with a sociologist and an attorney about the issue. See the video above for his report.

Related stories:

Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages

Federal judge strikes down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage

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Supreme Court asked to permit same-sex marriage in Utah

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(CNN) — Lawyers for a group of gay and lesbian couples in Utah have asked the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to continue in the state, following a federal judge’s ruling that found a law there banning the practice unconstitutional.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency injunction on Tuesday, but was expected to issue an order as early as Friday afternoon on whether to grant the state’s request for an injunction to temporarily halt same-sex unions.

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