US Trademark Attorney | "Original" JEAH Giving Away Free Apparel to Remind Its Been JEAH Since the '90s"

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Those already familiar with JEAH Communications, LLC were concerned when they heard U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte claim to have created "JEAH." They reached out to the "original" JEAH and JEAH responded with assurance... and free stuff.

JEAH Communications, LLC has been busy these last few weeks. They've been responding to hundreds of email, tweets, Facebook messages and phone calls from past and current clients, and just about everyone who has ever come in contact with JEAH.

"Existing and former account holders and business partners wanted to be sure we knew US Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte was claiming to have created the term JEAH," said JEAH Communications, LLC's Managing Member, Chris Byrnes, in an interview with Oak Park-River Forest's online newspaper, "We're assuring them that as holder of a Federal Trademark on the word 'JEAH' since 2002 and used in commerce since 1999, we are actively pursuing the matter and we intend on protecting our trademark from any infringement or dilution."

Byrnes and JEAH Communications, LLC sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ryan Lochte and his attorney.

Byrnes and his team took to the company's Facebook page at, reminding visitors of JEAH's history. Links to newspaper articles from the early 2000s along with graphics and marketing material dating back to 1997 have engaged viewers. Even JEAH's old web sites have been displayed. Those who 'like' the page have shared stories of the first time they met JEAH Communications, LLC.

JEAH has also showcased apparel from its merchandise line. It offers items like t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, pants, boxer shorts, and non-clothing such as mousepads, iPhone covers and JEAH-branded digital cameras. To thank its clients and new fans, JEAH is giving away free items from that merchandise line on its Facebook page. Visitors just need to "like" the page and "like" a specific status to be entered to win.

JEAH Communications, LLC is a full-service digital agency with 9 employees based in suburban Milwaukee and Chicago. It provides creative & web site development, hosting, domain names, shell accounts and custom technology solutions. Founded in Milwaukee in 1997, JEAH has a strong foundation in its community through membership with several chambers-of-commerce and business associations, on which Byrnes has served as Board Member and Committee Chairs.

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