Chris is a former University of Arizona and NFL running back, and our topic is ENTREPRENEURSHIP in a crazy upside down COVID-19 world!
We talked about how Chris took many of life’s lessons learned on the football field and applied them to start and build his successful company, IceShaker.com
Chris’ life journey included catching passes and scoring touchdowns at the University of Arizona and NFL, to successfully pitching his business on Shark Tank where he scored another TD by making a big deal with Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez.
WHAT BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO LEARN FROM THE RUDY GIULIANI “FOUR SEASONS TOTAL LANDSCAPING” PRESS CONFERENCE. What’s a Trademark and How Can You Protect Yours?
My interview this week is with Stephen Stanwood, an Intellectual Property and Trademark Law attorney. The topic crystalized for me after watching the one and only Rudy Giuliani give his now infamous rant from the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot in Philadelphia. You know, the parking lot between an adult book and sex toy store and a crematorium. Apparently he and others confused the name with another venue we all know as the Four Seasons Hotel.
In addition to giving me a good laugh, and I wasn’t alone– see this TikTok video I shared on Facebook, the confusion got me to thinking about whether or not “Four Seasons Total Landscaping” could even legally use the term, “Four Seasons” in its name without violating the intellectual property trademark rights of the “Four Seasons” hotel properties.
Is this OK?
What are the laws?
Can they use this name in creating and selling merchandise?
How do the courts balance consumer confusion and IP violations in these types of cases? What are the damages, if any?
If you own a business, how can you protect your business name so that Rudy doesn’t show up unannounced? Just kidding but you know what I mean.
Well, this Monday at 1 pm PDT (4 pm ET), trademark lawyer, Stephen Stanwood, will share his thoughts on these questions, and more, as a guest on my live video show. Share with your friends and get your questions ready to ask Stephen live!
Stephen and I will dive deep on Monday and make sure that by the time we’re done, everyone watching will understand who owns the name of their company and, what needs to be done to protect your company name from being used by other people.
Immigration Lawyer, Joshua Goldstein, Answers Your Questions!
My live video guest is Joshua Goldstein, an immigration lawyer based in Los Angeles, California. Joshua is going to discuss with me, and answer your questions about, 7 massive immigration changes that he believes we are likely to see next year when President, Joe Biden, and Vice President, Kamala Harris, take office.
I sure hope we’re connecting each day on Instagram! At the end of each day, I share my day (the wins, challenges, experiences and other fun things) and always look forward to hearing about how your day has gone (please share in the comments below each daily Instagram post).
Look for my update later today and share yours in the comments on #Instagram 😉 See you today, tomorrow and every day for the rest of this crazy year! Let’s connect https://instagram.com/mitchjackson/