Posts by ADLI Law Group

Trademark Infringement in Cannabis

Cannabis and Hemp CBD companies should be increasingly vigilant regarding the risks of potential trademark infringements of non-cannabis and hemp-related marks. There has been a long history of cannabis products in the unlicensed markets with similar or near-identical names, logos, or identifying artwork to well-known brands, products, companies, and in some instances, well-known persons. These…

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Consideration of Non-Traditional Trademarks in Branding Strategy

Many are surprised to learn that a scent can be a trademark. For example, toy and board game company Hasbro has registered the “Play-Dough” scent mark, which it described as “a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.” The Play-Dough scent mark is…

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The Unappreciated Value of Design Patents

By: Dr. Dariush Adli Design patents are often treated as the forgotten sibling of their better known and more popular utility patents.  That is unfortunate because it fails to give proper recognition to the tremendous potential of design patents to add value to a business’s bottom line.  Relative to utility patents, design patents are inexpensive…

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Protecting the Vaccine

By: Dr. Dariush Adli The devastating impact and disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world economy has prompted an unprecedented drive by pharmaceutical companies, universities, physicians, research institutions and health care professionals in search of vaccines and medical treatments for the illness.  Already, two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNtech have concluded Phase 3…

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COVID 19 and a Look at Court Operating Statuses

At ADLI, we remain committed to providing you with all the latest developments in the Law and keeping you informed with any obstacles to your case. With COVID 19, we have seen the California State Court system locked down, then opened, and now partially open. The following information is referenced from Law.com and is current as of…

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US Copyright Office Celebrates 150 Years of Creativity

On July 8, 1870, Congress centralized the administration of copyright law in the Library of Congress. Since its debut, the Office has driven the evolution of copyright law and been a key player in development of copyright law, from the Copyright Act of 1909 to the Copyright Act of 1976 to the Music Modernization Act…

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ADLI Secures Registered Trademark for Cellphone Accessories Company

ADLI has successfully obtained a registered trademark (No.88193617) for a cellphone accessories company. With this trademark, ADLI’s client is protected from unauthorized use of the mark by competitors, which, in turn will help the client establish and spread its distinguishing brand identity. ADLI’s trademark law services include obtaining trademark registration both in the U.S. and…

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The Americans with Disability Act Celebrates its 30th Anniversary ––– Are You Affected by the Law?

July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a broad civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private buildings and accommodations that are open to the general public. The purpose of…

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ADLI Secured Favorable Settlements in Six Cases Last Week

Not all litigation is created equal. It is true that litigation can be time consuming and costly. But it is also true that 98% of cases are resolved prior to trial.  At ADLI, we focus on the cost-benefit analysis of taking a case to trial from the perspective of our clients. When it becomes apparent that the…

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