The Record on Appeal

In this post, I discuss the record on appeal, what is required, and the important role it plays in the Arkansas appellate practice. Photo by Chuck Coker is licensed under CC 2.0.  When compiling the record on appeal, it is important that you carefully adhere to the Rules of the Supreme Court and Court Read more…

Oral Arguments

In this post, I discuss the place of oral arguments in Arkansas appellate practice, including when they may occur and when they may not. Photo by Michigan Municipal League is licensed under CC 2.0.  Oral arguments serve as the face of appellate practice in popular culture. The idea of attorneys arguing before a panel Read more…

Amici Curiae Briefs

In this post, I discuss amici curiae briefs, what they are, and the influence they may possess within the Arkansas appellate process. Photo by Wendy Seltzer is licensed under CC 2.0. When working with appeals, it is not uncommon to see or hear the Latin phrase Amici Curiae. In highly charged court Read more…

Conducting a Copyright Search

In this post, I discuss how to conduct a copyright search to discover what works have taken advantage of the protections of registration. Photo by a.poll_o is licensed under CC 2.0.  Registering your copyright with the United States Copyright Office puts the entire world on notice of your intellectual ownership of a specific work. Read more…

Maintaining a Trademark

In this post, I discuss the requirements for maintaining a trademark after registration, including the filing requirements to keep it protected. Photo by David is licensed under CC 2.0.  The process for submitting an application to register your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office can be long and taxing. Read more…