“If you trademarked your business’ name, you would be able to restrict other people
from using it. It’s a very important thing to
think of. If you have a specific name and
spend money getting going, and then six
months later you find out in there’s a company in Boston with a federally registered
trademark that you could have searched and
found, they could send you a letter saying
‘cease and desist.’ That is why it is crucial
at the start of your business to spend a little
money up front to do a search to find out if
there is something that conflicts with your
proposed name. The cost for filing an application when you have done it correctly is
arbitrary. The value is astronomical; it’s the
ability to create an asset out of nothing.”
Professor Robert Statchen spoke
on the importance of using trademarks
during the Center for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship panel “Common
Legal Mistakes of Small Businesses”
held at Springfield Technical Community College on November 18, 2014.
The magazine has received notice of the deaths of
the following members of the School of Law family.
Sidney M. Cooley ’ 41
Mary (Sambor) Swords ’76
Bradley Miller ’77
Geraldine Mortell ’77
James Hayes III ’77
Dorothy Carlo ’78
John Galvin ’78
Joan S. Nolan-Morneau BA’75/’81
Rich Klein ’83
William A. Volk ’85
Karina Schrengohst became a partner
of Royal LLP, a woman-owned, boutique,
management-side labor and employment
law firm in Northampton, MA. She will
continue representing employers in management-side labor and employment-law
matters as the firm’s managing attorney.
Danielle Wisniowski joined the Law
Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers as
a Pre-Litigation Attorney in the firm’s New
Britain, CT office. Prior to being named an
attorney, she was a pre-litigation case manager in the firm’s Hartford office.
Connor Fallon is now legal counsel
at Massachusetts Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs. He
most recently served as a law clerk at
the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Brendan Froehlich joined Powers, LLC
Attorneys at Law in Newtown, CT, as an
attorney. He most recently served as an
associate at Rucci Law Group, LLC in
Melissa A. Lussier was appointed as a
civil litigation associate for the law firm
of Libbos Law, P.C. Her work will focus
on personal injury in the firm’s Lawrence,
MA, Pittsfield, MA, and Springfield based
Class Agent Amber Gould
Shiona Heru presented her Trans CEA
Model at the society for Medical Decision
Making on October 20, 2014. The model
was entitled Societal and Policy Implications for Medically Necessary Services
and Preventive Care in the U.S. Transgender Population: a Cost-effectiveness
Analysis. She was a candidate for the
Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Competition.
John P. Callahan joined the law firm of
Reid and Riege, P.C. in Hartford, CT. He
will be a member of the firm’s business law
and nonprofit organizations practice area;
focusing on general corporate and nonprofit governance, and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Rochelle C. Duyan joined a family law
firm in New London, CT as an associate.
Benjamin Marcus has joined the Cantor
Colburn, LLP law firm in Hartford, CT. He
is assisting with patent applications for
clients in the European and Korean markets. Benjamin has also been admitted to
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as
Colleen A. Monroe joined Bacon Wilson,
P.C. in Springfield as an associate attorney.
Joshua S. Talcovitz was appointed an
Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx
(NY) County District Attorney’s Office.
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