Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ramey & Browning sponsors the 2014 Texas A&M Ol’Army Cycling Team for the BP-MS150

Ramey & Browning is proud to sponsors the 2014 Texas A&M Ol’Army Cycling Team for the BP-MS150 ride from Houston to Austin in its effort to raise $100,000.

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society. In 2013, we are close to hitting our goal of $18 million for MS. It’s not the miles that matter — it’s the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives… making every mile that much sweeter. As a great personal challenge and achievement that any rider can experience, Bike MS is both a weekend-long and lifelong opportunity to make a difference in your own life, and in the world.It’s more than a ride — it’s Bike MS.

Ramey & Browning serves a national client base from our Houston, Texas, office. We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Our attorneys provide aggressive legal representation for our clients. The skilled intellectual property attorneys at our firm are experienced litigators with extensive technical expertise in areas such including Oilfield Equipment, Software, Semiconductors, Life Sciences, Cellular Telecommunications, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Business Methods, and Chemical Engineering.

Apple’s $98 Billion Trademark Becomes World’s #1 Trademark

According to a company (Interbrand) that annually ranks top trademarks, Apple has passed Coca-Cola as the world’s #1 trademark.  The company’s press release can be found here.  For the past 13 years, Coca-Cola had been ranked as the top trademark.   Now, Coca-Cola’s trademark is valued at $93 Billion, while Apple’s trademark is valued at $98 Billion.

This annual report shows the magnitude of value that trademarks can develop.  Companies often invest significant time and resources in developing and protecting their trademarks.  However, even for small companies with limited resources, when developing trademarks, those companies some consider factors that help determine a trademark’s strength.  Otherwise, a company may later find it difficult to switch from a weak trademark to a stronger one, after the public has already begun to associate the company’s products or services with a particular mark.