Welcome to RockStarLaw,
the law offices of Vincent Kostiw, Ltd.
The firm was founded in 2004 by Vincent J. Kostiw with a goal of utilizing technology to provide efficient delivery of legal services, breaking away from the traditional, outdated law firm model.
What we do the most:
Federal Trademark Registrations, Repair of Trademark Applications, Respond to USPTO Office Actions, Copyright Recapture Claims, Royalty Claims.
What areas of law we focus on:
Art Law, Business Law, Entertainment Law, Film Law, Intellectual Property Law, Music Law, Photography Law, Television Law.
What we don't do:
Patent applications; shop bands, artists or screenplays; work on speculation or contingency; litigation; criminal law; family law; write nasty letters or threaten people; practice law like it's still 1975; behave like a junk yard dog; or waste your time.
Read article excerpts from Vincent's Blog below.
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, logo or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols, logos or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
An example is the six Coca-Cola cans on the left all in different languages, but easily recognizable as the product Coca-Cola. Why? The red can, the white ribbon, the styling of the wording, all registered trademarks that serve to identify the brand and product source.
A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product, such as “When it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight” identifying brand and source of overnight delivery services by FedEx.
The terms “trademark” and “mark” are often used interchangeably to refer to both trademarks and servicemarks.
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What is a Vegas Strip Steak?
Another example why intellectual property is valuable and important to protect.
Recently a meat specialist at Oklahoma State University rendered a 14 ounce cut of beef similar to a New York strip steak (only better according to the creator), from an area of a cow usually reserved for measly hamburger.
This cut was rendered using knife strokes apparently so unique, that OSU filed a patent application
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