Hey, that’s my beer! I think…

by Josh H. Escovedo
The IP Law Blog

In the bustling craft brew economy brewers are faced with new issues every day. One that recently came to my attention arises when the craft brewery’s brewmaster or head brewer decides to either start his own craft brewery, or go to work for another brewery. While this may not initially seem like a big deal, it gets much more complicated when that brewmaster or brewer is responsible for the creation of your flagship brew. The question arises: who owns the intellectual property rights to that brew?

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IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?

By Josh Escovedo

Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for his now famous quote—“I’M JUST HERE SO I WON’T GET FINED.” For those of you who are not big NFL fans, Lynch coined his now signature phrase during the Super Bowl XLIX Media Day.

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Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Leading California IP Attorney with Broad Range of Technological and Litigation Expertise


Jo Dale Carothers Joins as Shareholder, Strengthening Firm’s IP Capabilities and Extending Reach into San Diego

SAN DIEGO (January 14, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading full service law firms, announced that Jo Dale Carothers has joined the firm as a shareholder and will head the firm’s Intellectual Property group. She will also become a member of the firm’s Litigation group. Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin,

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