About: Aimee McKinney

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Modern Methods of Raising Capital

Over the last decade, and in the wake of one of the most devastating economic downturns in the last century, a new form of investing emerged, crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, as the …


Trademarks: Trademark Rejection and Resolution

Congratulations! You’ve started your business and things are going well. After discussions with a licensed trademark attorney, you recognize the necessity of obtaining a federally registered trademark to protect your …



A Good Time for a Beer

When Franklin Roosevelt took office in March 1933, Congress had already passed the Twenty-first Amendment repealing Prohibition. However, it would not be ratified by the States and take effect until …


Top 15 Reasons to Register a Mark

As many already know, a proper trademark or service mark registration provides the holder with the exclusive right to use the mark in commerce as well as the right to …


Life After Death of a Trademark…

Life After Death of a Trademark…How a Dead Mark Can Impact your Trademark Application In the spirit of October, and everything “Spooktacular,” the topic of dead trademarks seems appropriate for …


Estate Tax Exemptions in the DELMARVA Region

Estate Tax Exemptions in the DELMARVA Region: D.C. Decouples, Maryland Caps, Virginia Holds Out, Delaware Repeals For several years, the DELMARVA Region jurisdictions (District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia) …



Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Owners Beware

Trademark Owners Beware The Amazon Brand Registry (ABR) provides sellers with additional services to protect their brand and intellectual property, namely the ability to take down infringing or counterfeit listings …