James Creedon
 
Justice Guzman's Dog in the Fight in City of Laredo v. Laredo Merchants Association
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain State law preempts the City of Laredo’s anti-litter ordinance,...
Creedon PLLC     Jun 26 @ 05:24
“Cf.” Benisek, et al. v. Lamone, et al.—The U.S. Supreme Court’s Nod to a Laches-Like Analysis in Injunctive-Relief Cases Involving Constitutional-Right Violations
A “ cf. ” seldom stirs up controversy. But when “ cf. ” is the signifier to the first case cited by the United States Supreme Court in support of a legal...
Creedon PLLC     Jun 19 @ 11:32
"Trademarks and Cannabis" — Current Approaches
On June 2, 2018, Managing Attorney James Creedon spoke on approaches to trademark protection in the cannabis industry. Presenting to the Intellectual Property...
Creedon PLLC     Jun 8 @ 06:06
What Is a Trademark Anyway?
What exactly is a trademark? In short, it is something consumers can look at to know the source of the product they are buying. The United States Patent and...
Creedon PLLC     Jun 6 @ 05:20
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Defamation, and Privacy: A Critical Look at The Dallas Morning News, Inc. and Steve Blow v. John Tatum and Mary Ann Tatum
Photo by James Harris on Unsplash The Texas Supreme Court opened its recent libel-by-implication opinion with the following Nathaniel Hawthorne quote:...
Creedon PLLC     May 21 @ 11:00
Jury Appreciation Week—The Right to Trial by Jury and its Democratic Provenance
Photo by Trent Yarnell on Unsplash Were I called upon to decide, whether the people had best be omitted in the legislative or judiciary department, I would say...
Creedon PLLC     May 2 @ 10:11
Jury Appreciation Week--The Right to Trial by Jury and its Democratic Provenance
Photo by Trent Yarnell on Unsplash Were I called upon to decide, whether the people had best be omitted in the legislative or judiciary department, I would say...
Creedon PLLC     May 2 @ 10:11
LEGAL AUTHORITY AND ITS WEIGHT . . . PROBLEM
First year law students learn to identify the weight of legal authorities through simple heuristics. Law presents itself as a hierarchical system, with a...
Creedon PLLC     Apr 24 @ 07:37
Badge of Servitude: The Case of Crystal Mason and Felony Disenfranchisement Laws--Part 1
Photo by Michael Jasmund on Unsplash Crystal Mason voted in the 2016 presidential election without fully appreciating that she could be sentenced to time in...
Creedon PLLC     Apr 10 @ 00:39
Received a Demand Letter from an Attorney? Here are Your First Steps
As our North Texas region continues to grow, more businesses are entering the market and increasing competition. Although this is a good thing overall, it...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 26 @ 08:14
James Creedon Selected to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List
Managing Attorney James Creedon has again been selected for the Texas Rising Stars list under the category of intellectual property litigation . Each year, no...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 16 @ 09:31
What the Essence of "Discovery" Reveals About its Practice, Part 2
In my last blog, we posited from In re Kimberly-Clark Corp. that Discovery is the legal process in a lawsuit by which facts, documents, and other forms of...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 14 @ 06:14
Demand Letters: The Action Plan
One of the most stressful events for a business owner is receiving a demand letter from a lawyer. Often times, these letters contain strong language full of...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 7 @ 07:12
What is Brand Clearance? A Primer for North Texas Entrepreneurs
In a booming economy like North Texas, a company's brand, or identity in the marketplace, is often its most valuable asset. The brand is the touchstone the...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 6 @ 11:44
What is Brand Clearance? A Primer.
A company's brand, or identity in the marketplace, is often its most valuable asset. The brand is the touchstone the company builds itself around — a symbol of...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 6 @ 05:44
What the Essence of “Discovery” Reveals About its Practice, Part 1
Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash Philosopher: We have hitherto spoken of laws without considering anything of the nature and essence of a law; and now unless...
Creedon PLLC     Mar 6 @ 05:35
Harte v. City of Lone Star, Texas, et al.—A Case Concerning Due Process, Representative Government, and Local Government Code § 22.008(b)
I recently had the privilege of representing City Council Member Ryan Harte in his battle against the Lone Star City Council and the City of Lone Star, Texas,...
Creedon PLLC     Feb 7 @ 05:41
“I’ll See Your Anti-SLAPP Motion and Raise Your Burden of Proof”—Doubling Down on Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Chapter 27
Legal practitioners in Texas continue to watch the scope of the Texas Citizens Participation Act extend beyond what they could have imagined. Texas enacted...
Creedon PLLC     Jan 17 @ 07:01
First Trademark Application of 2018 Gets the Year Off to a Strange Start
HAIL KITTY It is official: the first trademark application of 2018 is serial number 87739622 for "the image of a cat's face and shoulders with the word 'HAIL'...
Creedon PLLC     Jan 10 @ 05:53
Sewell v. Zurich American Insurance Co.: On Contingent Fee Contract Remedies
Suing former clients to recover a contingent fee is never ideal. But neither is working for free. Like any other contract for services, when an attorney enters...
Creedon PLLC     Jan 3 @ 11:41
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