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Tom Brady's "Tom Terrific" Trademark Application Sacked By Trademark Law
On May 24, 2019, Tom Brady's company, TEB Capital Management, INC. ("TEB"), submitted separate intent-to-use trademark applications for "Tom Terrific" (the "Mark")
United States
30 Aug 2019
A Different Kind Of Hockey Fight: Does Trademark Law Protect "Play Gloria"?
In April, the St. Louis Blues (the "Blues") hockey team made an improbable run from being dead-last in the standings in January, to winning the National Hockey League's ("NHL") Stanley Cup Final at season's end.
United States
24 Jul 2019
FUCT?: Trademark Law Ruling Will Protect Certain Immoral And/Or Scandalous Marks
On June 24, 2019, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that barring the registration of the trademark "Fuct" would infringe upon the applicant's First Amendment rights.
United States
8 Jul 2019
USPTO Provides Clarity On CBD Trademark Applications
To date, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") has refused registration for cannabis and derivative products on the basis that such goods were unlawful for use under federal law.
United States
27 May 2019
Common Law Trademark Rights In "Florida Avenue"
In Tampa, Florida, two local proprietors are negotiating over the use of "Florida Avenue" in their respective branding.
United States
14 May 2019
Important BOOKING.COM Decision – Trademark Lawyers Take Note
In February 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment ruling that found that BOOKING.COM was not generic, but a descriptive mark with acquired distinctiveness.
United States
29 Apr 2019
CBD Law – USPS Mailing Guidelines
On March 4, 2019, the United States Postal Service ("USPS") issued a guidance letter meant to address how cannabidiol ("CBD") products may be sent via U.S. mail.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Girl Scouts Involved In Trademark Law Dispute With Rebranded Boy Scouts
On November 6, 2018, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a complaint against the Boy Scouts of America in the Southern District of New York for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution.
United States
14 Nov 2018
NY AG Reins In WeWork's Non-Compete Agreements
The Attorney General for the State of New York ("NY AG") recently announced a settlement with WeWork Companies, Inc. that will revamp WeWork's use of employee non-compete agreements.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Who "Asked" For A Trademark Dispute?
Two weeks ago, the TTAB denied a petition for cancellation in a trademark dispute involving the company formerly known as Ask Jeeves, refusing to cancel the trademark application of a smaller company ...
United States
17 Sep 2018
11's #Willpower Trademark Application Rejected's trademark application for #Willpower has received a final refusal by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB").
United States
2 Sep 2018
Las Vegas Golden Knights Enter Into Coexistence Agreement With U.S. Army
The Las Vegas Golden Knights ("Golden Knights") hockey team must be in the running for the feel-good sports story of the year.
United States
9 Aug 2018
Trademark Law Hits The Gridiron
Texas A&M University ("A&M") recently challenged the trademark application of Washington Soap Company ("Applicant")
United States
26 Jul 2018
Trademark Office Actions 101
Before filing a trademark/service mark (the "mark") application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), one should assess the strength of the subject mark and research its availability in the USPTO database.
United States
31 May 2018
Inventor Promotion Business Settles FTC Investigation
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently announced that it reached a proposed settlement in an alleged invention-promotion business scam with Mr. Scott Cooper and his companies...
United States
23 May 2018
Straight Outta Trademark Law
In 2016, rapper/producer, Andre Young, known professionally as "Dr. Dre," filed oppositions to trademark applications filed by OB-GYN, Dr. Draion Burch, for protection of medical goods and services...
United States
16 May 2018
A Slice Of Trademark Law For Kendall Jenner's Pizza Boys
On April 16th, the Los Angeles-based artists collaborative, Pizzaboyzzz, sent a Cease and Desist letter to Kendall Jenner for using "Pizza Boys" to brand a clothing line and her Apple radio show.
United States
26 Apr 2018
NCAA Dunks On Sweepstakes App Provider In Trademark Lawsuit
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (the "NCAA") recently boxed out sweepstakes app provider Kizzang LLC ("Kizzang")...
United States
15 Feb 2018
Coachella, Trademark Lawyers Want "Filmchella" Organizer Held In Contempt
Last week, the trademark lawyers for Coachella Music Festival, LLC and the famous music and arts festival's producer, Goldenvoice, LLC (collectively, "Coachella"), asked a Los Angeles federal district court ...
United States
16 Nov 2017
Ask A Trademark Lawyer How To Trademark Your Domain Name
In a potentially groundbreaking decision, a U.S. District Court recently overruled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and ordered the USPTO to register BOOKING.COM as a trademark.
United States
14 Sep 2017
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