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Why Trademark (Brand) Matters: Food For Thought vs Huffington Post/Chipotle Mexican Grill

By: Timothy Fitzgerald Young    Trademark law is little bit like tax law; few understand it and there is an industry of accountants, government employees and attorneys dedicated to interpreting, litigating, and resolving conflicts.  For small and large business owners alike, trademarks are one of the most valuable tools one can utilize to protect a […]

A David vs. Goliath Tale of Trademark infringement: Did Huffington Post and Chipotle Deliberately Use A Trademarked Name?

Corporate giants Huffington Post, owned by AOL, and food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill have collaborated on a new blog about food named Food for Thought.  A small eighteen-year-old food company in Northern Michigan, however, trademarked the name Food for Thought years ago, and has been writing a blog about food for some time.  Is this […]

Cardboard Composting

Compost happens. That’s the beauty of the wonderful way nature disposes of its dead, be it leaf, animal, the old oak tree in your front yard or you and I. It’s the best model for “zero waste” disposal, period. In nature, nothing goes to waste. It’s a perfect circle of life. The death of a […]