Faruki Blog

Protecting Yourself from Liability: How to form an LLC in Ohio (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Terrel P. Benne)

Thinking about launching a new business, being your own boss? Congratulations! You had an idea for a business, completed research, put some money.. Read More

Truth in Advertising: Compliance with the Lanham Act and Business Disparagement Laws (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Terrel P. Benne)

"The most powerful element in advertising is truth." - Bill Bernbach.  Businesses use advertising to, essentially, make sure people know about.. Read More

Kicking a Contract Dispute to Federal Court

A soccer player's agent files a lawsuit for about $10,000 in unpaid agent fees, allegedly owed under a player's contract.  Both the player and the.. Read More

The Importance of Protecting Your Business Against Class Action Lawsuits

Introduction Class action lawsuits are a fact of life in the U.S. These types of suits can be brought by any party—including individuals and small.. Read More

Trademarks: Dumb Starbucks and the Parody Exception to Trademark Dilution

In 2014, Starbucks briefly appeared to have gained a new competitor in Los Angeles: Dumb Starbucks. Dumb Starbucks looked exactly like a normal.. Read More

"Likelihood of Consumer Confusion" – The Heart of Trademark Infringement Lawsuit (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Damini Mohan)

We encounter numerous trademarks each day.  The breakfast cereal we consume, the shampoo or perfume we use, the soda we drink on a hot summer day,.. Read More

One That Got Away: How a California Court Determined That a Bee is a Fish

The decision in Almond Alliance of California v. Fish and Game Commission, (2022) 79 Cal.App.5th 337, which held that, for purposes of California's.. Read More

Trademarks: Creation and Cessation (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Terrel P. Benne)

A trademark is not just a protected symbol or slogan, rather trademarks serve as a company’s identity. But how are trademarks created?  The short.. Read More

Attorneys: Please Don't Steal Your Client's Money. Will You be Permanently Disbarred? In Ohio, Maybe. In New Jersey, Absolutely – For Now.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey made the legal news this month with its opinion In the Matter of Dionne Larrel Wade, an Attorney at Law, N.J. Supreme.. Read More

Patents: Who Owns this Invention?

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective.. Read More