new source of trademark & copyright info


Thanks to a pointer from Inter Alia, I discovered a new weblog today called TradeMark Express: A Blog about Trademarks, Copyrights & Starting a Business.  It’s run by Shannon Moore, who is General Manager for the trademark research and consultation company also named TradeMark Express.   The weblog looks like a good place to go to keep abreast of happenings in the tm and copyright arenas.  I especially want to give it a plug because — unlike weblogs hosted by law firms who practice in those fields — TME links to a lot of free, self-help materials.  For example, the following resources from

    iPodS   p.s.  Speaking of Nolo, the latest entry in its Law in Plain English podcast series is Can a nonprofit make a profit?  In the 12-minute interview, Anthony Mancuso, author of How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation  (Nolo), discusses several issues regarding money and nonprofits, including the meaning of ‘profit’, types of nonprofit income, payments to nonprofit members, and various nonprofit income scenarios.   (Sept. 30, 2006, 17 min.)    If that topic interests you, you might also want to check out Mancuso’s web article Tax Concerns When Your Nonprofit Corporation Earns Money.

expect delays  Postscript 2:  I’ve been so busy launching and recruiting, that I’m behind in expressing gratitude to several people in the blog world who have told their readers about shlep.  They include: (1) Brooke Chappell, at LawCrossings’ Inside Legal Blogs, for a lengthy pre-launch piece; (2) Jeremy Richey, at his Religion Law Blog, who noticed that “shleps” is an anagram for “helps;” (3) weblogging amigo George Wallace of The Fool in the Forest, who saw a connection between shlep and an interview of him in Lawcrossings this week, where George opines: “A law firm certainly doesn’t need to be operated as a charity, but it shouldn’t be a milking station for cash cows, either.”  Gratitude Updates: to (4) our own Mary Whisner, for her pointer at the Trial Ad Blog; (5) Bill Gratsch for a plug and a listing at; (6) Genie Tyburski for including us in The Virtual Chase‘s daily legal research newsletter letter, TVCAlert (Oct. 5, 2006)

1 Comment

  1. Shannon Moore

    October 5, 2006 @ 9:52 am



    Thank you so much for your plug & kind words! One of our main goals is to assist clients, of course, but also to educate them about the intellectual property process itself. It’s an important topic for any business owner and creative person but, as we all know, can be heavy on the legalese. Thank you again for your time & attention!

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