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United States
10 Jan 2018
Clearing "Deadwood" Will The USPTO Proposed Rule Changes Put Your Trademark Registration On The Chopping Block?
All U.S. trademark registrations must be renewed by filing an affidavit under Section 8 of the Trademark Act declaring that the mark is still in use in U.S. commerce, or filing a declaration of permissible non-use under Section 71.
United States
12 Jul 2016
#TBT Trademarks: Scripps National Spelling Bee
The logo developed in the 1990s is still in use now. So what's new since the 90s? Now you can follow the National Spelling Bee on Instagram and Twitter and "Like" it on Facebook.
United States
29 Oct 2015
#ThrowbackThursday Trademarks: "Rummy Rumble"
On this day in 1985, International Games, Inc.'s trademark RUMMY RUMBLE registered with the USPTO (No. 1364678)...
United States
15 Oct 2015
EDVA Upholds Decision To Cancel Redskins Trademark Registrations First And Fifth Amendment Challenges To Section 2(a) Still Up For Debate
Eastern District Court Judge Lee upheld the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (TTAB) decision to cancel several REDSKINS trademark registrations.
United States
15 Jul 2015
Trademark Registration Successfully Opposed For Lack Of "Bona Fide Intent To Use"
In 2008, Swatch filed a Notice of Opposition to M.Z. Berger's application for registration of the mark "iWatch" for use on watches, clocks, and related goods.
United States
17 Jun 2015
One Legal Standard For Generic Analysis, Whether Trademark Is A Compound Term Or A Phrase
Initially, the Board determined that PRETZEL CRISPS is a compound term and analyzed the words individually.
United States
26 May 2015
NOPALEA Is Not Registerable For Nutritional Supplements Containing Nopal Juice
TriVita filed a trademark application to register the mark NOPALEA for dietary and nutritional supplements "containing, in whole or in substantial part, nopal juice."
United States
28 Apr 2015
Court Affirms "THE SLANTS" Mark Is Disparaging
Simon Shiao Tam ("Mr. Tam"), who founded the Asian-American band The Slants, filed an application to register THE SLANTS for "Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical band."
United States
28 Apr 2015
SCOTUS: Preclusive Effect Should Be Given To TTAB Decisions When The Other Elements Of Issue Preclusion Are Met
In an opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court recently held that preclusive effect should be given to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board administrative decisions...
United States
15 Apr 2015
New .SUCKS Top-Level Domain is .PROBLEMATIC
Finally, beginning June 1, any party may purchase a .SUCKS domain name to block the domain for $199.
United States
14 Apr 2015
Actual Rendered Services Are Required For Service Mark To Be "Used In Commerce" Under Lanham Act
Couture registered the service mark "PLAYDOM" pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1051(a) in 2008 and submitted a "[s]creen capture of [a] website offering Entertainment Services in commerce" as evidence of use of the mark.
United States
29 Mar 2015
Staying Out Of The Rowboat: Navigating Cuban Trademark Protection
Intellectual property owners would be well-advised to begin clearing and registering their trademark rights to control ownership of their brand and avoid costly legal battles.
United States
20 Mar 2015
The Prescription for New .Pharmacy Top Level Domain Names
The .PHARMACY tld, operated by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, is now open for registration to certain types of businesses.
United States
18 Feb 2015
Supreme Court Holding Emphasizes Risks In Modernizing Trademarks
When brand owners such as Wendys fast food restaurants decide to modernize a logo to appeal to changing consumer tastes, the focus is usually on branding and image consultants.
United States
2 Feb 2015
Federal Circuit Reverses Rejection Of Trademark Utilizing Geographically Descriptive Term
In re Newbridge Cutlery Co., No. 2013-1535, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 615 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 15, 2015) (Linn, J.).
United States
2 Feb 2015
SCOTUS: Tacking A Question For The Jury
Justice Sotomayor delivered the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, et al, 574 U.S. __, No. 13-1211 (Jan. 21, 2015).
United States
2 Feb 2015
FDAs POCA Scoring System For New Drug Names
In spite of FDAs best efforts, medication errors continue to burden our health care system.
United States
13 Jan 2015
EDVA: REDSKINS Defendants Cant Have It Both Ways
As we previously wrote about this year, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cancelled Washington Redskins owner Pro-Football Inc.s REDSKINS trademark registrations finding that the marks are disparaging to Native Americans.
United States
15 Dec 2014
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