Category: Legal File

Trademark Basics, Part Two: How Trademark Searches Can Keep You Out Of Legal Hot Water

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In our last article beginning this series on Trademark Basics, we gave an overview of trademark basics and discussed why building up a strong trademark portfolio should be an important part of any media company’s overall business strategy. This week, we will discuss why identifying marks… read more

Trademark Basics for Media Companies, Part One: What Trademarks Are and Why They Matter

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In today’s digital economy, trademarks are often the most valuable assets that a business owns. For example, in 2015, Google’s trademark portfolio was estimated to be worth $76 billion, which constituted almost one third of the entire value of the company. Microsoft clocked in at… read more

Looking at the Election Results and the Future of Washington Policy For Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com This post was written on November 9, 2016 Before the November 8 election, in some of the legal journals that circulate in Washington, there was much speculation as to potential appointees to various government positions after the election. For positions such as the chairman of the FCC, many… read more

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With a Broadcast Contest? – From the Legal Side

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com Recently, our friends at the broadcast and digital media consulting and research firm Jacobs Media posted an article on their blog called “What Could Possibly Go Wrong,” dealing with the financial and reputational issues that can arise if a contest is not fully thought out. That article reminded… read more