Kroma vs. Khroma!? The Konfusion Kontinues

Last week I wrote about the Kardashian sisters’ konflict with Chroma Makeup of Beverly Hills, California.  The Sisters K started a makeup line called Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe in the Color Category which allegedly “reads on” the similar “mark” – Chroma Makeup.  Though the spelling of the names is different, the names

Khroma vs. Chroma. Konfused??

In the advertising world of branding and trade dress, the Kardashians take the kake.  So konfident are they of their brand that they kontend there is no konfusing their makeup brand with another makeup brand of the same name that starts with the humble letter “C”. Well, that is what they will kontend if and

Top Ten Scams of 2011

The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) of Illinois recently released a list of the top 10 scams of 2011.  The list is based on the number of complaints placed with the BBB.  As you might suspect, all the scams are financial. 1.    Credit Repair and Debt Negotiation/Settlement Services; 2.    Timeshare Resellers; 3.    Credit Repair Services; 4.   

Zombie Insurance?

Ever wonder if you were the last sane person left on the planet?  Following is a short quiz to test your theory.  1) True or false:  You can get insurance in case of a Zombie Apocalypse, divorce, the birth of twins or identity theft.  2) True or False:  You can get insurance for collapse of

Frank & Honest Appraisal

Here is a happy surprise:  Your property insurance policy has a built in provision for you to dispute with the insurance company the value of almost any offer.  The Appraisal Clause is a provision in your policy, required by Illinois Law, that creates a process for the resolution of a dispute between the insured and

Louboutin Rules the Red Sole

For those who follow the path of extended legal battles, e.g.,  Apple vs. Samsung, Lotche vs. JEAH Communications, etc., there has actually been quantifiable progress the matter of Louboutin vs. YSL.  A New York federal court of appeals recently granted Christian Louboutin trademark protection on his signature red soles, except when the entire shoe is


It seems that the not so sleepy Village of Oak Park has attracted Olympic sized attention in more than one way. Of course, we had The Flying Squirrel, Ellis Coleman, OPRF graduate and wrestler. But what does Oak Park have that could interest U. S. Olympic Gold Medal winner, Ryan Lochte? The trademarked term JEAH.