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Yes, You Can Trademark Smells, But It’s Not Easy

By Eric C. Turnbull What do trademarks smell like? According to Verizon, they smell like “flowery musk.” Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of companies seeking federal trademark registration of unique scents that aim to embo… Read More
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Embedding Tweets Just Got a Little Dangerous

By Eric C. Turnbull If the internet has proven one thing over its lifetime, it has proven time and time again that technology moves much faster than the law. This is especially true in the world of copyright law, where artists’ rights to copyrighte… Read More
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The Balancing Act Behind Cease and Desist Letters in Trademark Enforcement

By Eric C. Turnbull Branding is always crucially important when positioning your business in the marketplace, and that, in turn, means your trademark rights and responsibilities should never be ignored. Your brand is the recognizable space you carve… Read More
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Think Carefully Before Removing Old Street Art

By Eric C. Turnbull If you are a real estate owner or developer in an urban area, street art and graffiti on your building likely doesn’t warrant much more thought than how or when to remove it. However, as copyright law has continued to develop ov… Read More
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Eight attorneys at the Sterling Heights-based O’Reilly Rancilio law firm have made the peer-selected Super Lawyers lists. Each year, no more than five percent of t… Read More
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O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Scott Ruark was quoted on Fox 2 News on Sept. 22 for a story on a case involving a his client, a Wayne city employee, who was the allege… Read More
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On Oct. 14, the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules meant to protect employees from COVID-19 while at work. Govern… Read More
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Choosing a personal representative (formerly called “executor”) for your estate is no easy matter. You will want to make sure you have selected a person or entit… Read More
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