Charleston Business Blog


May 2022

Geographic Terms As Trademarks

By |8:22 pm|Categories: Trademark Registration, Trademark Search and Clearance|

Geographic trademarks have traditionally been of great importance for many business owners.  This is especially true for business owners selling food products, non-alcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages, such as beers, wines and spirits.  Disclosure [...]

The Importance of Written Operating Agreements

By |6:11 pm|Categories: Limited Liability Company, Charleston Business|

An LLC operating agreement is an agreement between the member or members of the LLC and the LLC entity. Under the South Carolina Limited Liability Company Act, the members of both single-member and multi-member [...]

October 2021

Trademark Registration For Personal Names

By |6:18 pm|Categories: Trademark Registration, trademarks|

From a trademark perspective, nothing serves as a stronger identifier than an individual’s personal name.  But does this make personal names appropriate for trademark registration?  Trademark law has always treated personal names differently.  In [...]