With Joanne Nardi, Kamleh Nicola
At first glance, official marks and famous marks appear to have little in common. In spite of a seeming lack of commonality, however, they do share one very important attribute: they both constitute unusual categories of trademarks that can, and have, tripped up trademark owners, applicants and practitioners. We hope that this paper will shed some light on these two types of trademarks and provide some practical advice in their regard.