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By Janet A. Marvel
Trademark lawyers get nervous when clients use their trademarks as verbs. Using a trademark as verb, the lawyers say, might kill the trademark by making it the generic name for a type of product...
By Jason M. Koransky
The USPTO has consistently refused registration of marks for goods and services related to the medical and recreational marijuana industries. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has unanimously affirmed...
By Belinda J. Scrimenti
As its 2016-17 term concluded, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously in Matal v. Tam[1] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act, Section 2(a), is unconstitutional in violation of the First...
By Robert Sacoff
On August 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit closed the latest chapter of the long-running DONNAY litigation, ruling in favor of our clients Donnay Int'l S.A., Int'l Brand Mgt....
By Janet A. Marvel
The Trademark Office just refused to register another product design. They do this often. This time, it was the shape of a wind turbine:...