The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is notifying people with active trademark applications and registrations that the trademark system was hacked. Several unauthorized changes were made to active applications within the system.
Even if a San Francisco individual or business has a great court case and has prepared for litigation well, there is always the chance that a judge or jury may make a decision that is disappointing.
Anyone who follows the San Francisco Giants or other professional baseball teams knows that, at critical moments in the game, the manager may call for a relief pitcher, a pinch hitter or make other short-term changes in the roster.
Young and inexperienced entrepreneurs are vulnerable to giving away valuable information. After a few drinks and mingling, you and your business partners may run off giving away information to call attention to your unique niche in the industry. Unfortunately, this may greatly hinder your professional progress.