Nov. 8, 2018

A Tale of Two Tacos: Barrio Sues Condado for Trade Dress Infringement

You can protect your business name. You can protect your logo. But how far can your branding protection go? Can you protect the look and feel of your establishment? The answer is yes, and the concept is known as “trade dress” and protection for it is notoriously difficult to pull off. However, two popular Ohio-based […]

Oct. 1, 2018

Video: “The Risks of Creativity – How to Protect Yourself and Avoid Infringement”

Our intellectual property and corporate attorney Scott Brown recently presented at the Columbus Shopify Meetup hosted by the Electric Eye Agency. Scott’s presentation, “The Risks of Creativity – How to Protect Yourself and Avoid Infringement,” focuses on intellectual property issues related to web-based businesses. This highly informative video covers the following topics: Trademark Copyright Photography […]

Sep. 21, 2018

Ohio State University’s Attempt to Block the Block “O” Is a Lesson in Trademark Enforcement

The most recent clash between The Ohio State University and one of its rivals has nothing to do with football. Rather, Ohio State is on the offensive against Oklahoma University after the Sooners sought registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of an image of its drum major with a letter “O” […]

Sep. 12, 2018

Anthony Law Congratulates Kelly Carroll!

Anthony Law would like to congratulate Kelly Carroll, on her recent graduation from Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership.  This is the perfect degree for Kelly because she exhibits management and leadership skills every day and we’re thrilled to watch her continue to grow professionally. Kelly is also a wonderful […]

Sep. 10, 2018

Fraternization Risks – Should Your Company Allow Relationships Between Employees?

By Chisa Chevernick Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, recently resigned after a past consensual relationship with a subordinate was brought to light. Krzanich was forced to resign because the relationship was barred by Intel’s non-fraternization policy. Non-fraternization policies dictate what types of relationships and behaviors are acceptable between employees and managers. These policies may address romantic […]

Aug. 17, 2018

Does Title IX Require a Football Coach to Report Allegations of Intimate Partner Violence?

By Chisa Chevernick, HR Consultant The administrative suspension of Urban Meyer by The Ohio State University and its investigation into whether or not he fulfilled his duty to report allegations of domestic violence against Coach Zach Smith in 2015 is set to wrap up this week. While we await the facts of the investigation, and […]

Aug. 8, 2018

Donald Trump Is Facing (Yet Another) Lawsuit – Watch Out When Classifying Your Employees for Overtime Purposes

Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits, but this time, he’s not opposing the government. Trump’s former chauffer is suing the Trump Organization, claiming the organization failed to pay overtime wages for thousands of hours of overtime worked over a 6-year period of time. Noel Citron worked for Trump for more than 20 years, averaging […]

Jul. 13, 2018

How to Lose (or Win) a Lawsuit on Social Media: Watch What You Post!

By Vince Zuccaro, litigation attorney Comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “I don’t own a cell phone or pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time.” It was in this luddite spirit that years ago I terminated my Facebook account. With that, I lost my ability to overthrow African warlords from my keyboard, […]

Jun. 26, 2018

Rough Terrain: Don’t Tread on Celebrities’ Right of Publicity

Bicycle company Trek recently settled a trademark law suit over their series of mountain bikes with “fat” tires that allow the riders to traverse virtually any terrain. Trek dubbed the bikes the “Farley” series. The estate of the notoriously heavy comedian (an absolute genius), Chris Farley, filed suit claiming that Trek purposely did this in […]

Jun. 13, 2018

Ben MacDowell Celebrates One Year at Anthony Law

We’re excited to congratulate Ben on one year in the books of building his practice as a business and real estate lawyer at Anthony Law focusing on corporate, real estate, estate planning, and business succession planning. Ben enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their goals in a manner that minimizes risk and provides […]