Hello. This is the first in what I hope will be many postings on this blog. This will be a blog devoted to intellectual property defense. It will focus primarily on trademark, copyright, and entertainment law issues. I am often amazed at how often these types of intellectual property issues make it into the mainstream media. However, the often complex issues of intellectual property are many times summarized into a few lines which often completely misrepresent the legal issues and/or the current state of the law. As an intellectual property lawyer myself, this annoys me to no end so I decided to start this blog to share my thoughts. Since my practice is focused toward defending those who are unfairly targeted by companies unjustly trying to expand their IP rights, my posts will often consist of my commentary on what I think a good defense to a given intellectual property action would be and whether I think the complaint is legitimate or not.