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K&L Gates
In this internet age, where a brand can be damaged by a single, negative review going viral, never has it been more important for a brand owner to protect its image and reputation.
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
There are some key issues with the US patent bar and its qualifications process.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Art Law co-chair Megan Noh sat with the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's Stroke of Genius podcast to discuss the complexity of the legal intersection of protest art and law.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently decided the appeals from the three Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusals summarized below. At least one of the three refusals was reversed.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Taft chief attorney development officer Kendra Brodin recently served as a moderator for the American Bar Association Well-Being Week in Law panel, "Next Level Diversity: Why "Belonging" is What Attorneys Really Want".
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here's another Section 2(d) opposition involving dueling design marks, this time for overlapping and related auto parts and services. Applicant K2 refers to its mark (on the left) as...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a 71-page decision, including a 15-page appendix listing the involved registrations and applications, the Board dismissed Monster Energy's oppositions and the applicants' counterclaim alleging...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On April 28, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 10 (dated April 16, 2021) granting-in-part Complainant EMD Serono, Inc.'s...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Wrigley's trademark infringement claim alleges that the Defendants are misappropriating Wrigley's marks for use in marketing their edible cannabis candy products.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Concluding that DENVER MIX "is the name of a key aspect of popcorn, specifically, the flavor of the popcorn," the Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed mark on the ground of genericness.
WilmerHale
USPTO announced a new category for its Patents for Humanity Program for inventors of technology to track, prevent, diagnose, or treat COVID-19.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Martin B. "Marty" Schwimmer and Yours Truly co-authored an article recently published by the World Trademark Review, entitled "Where to appeal a TTAB decision?
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed two Section 2(e)(1) refusals of the proposed mark CLEAR for footwear, lingerie, and other clothing items, and for handbags, purses...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Tee-Tee-Ā-Bee) has scheduled six (VI) oral hearings for the month of May 2021.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, gives the ITC broad powers to investigate and address unfair acts and unfair competition in the importation of articles into the United States.
Duane Morris LLP
ShortDot, a domain name registry company, has announced the launch of .cfd (#ClothingFashionDesign), a specialized generic top-level domain (gTLD) for clothing brands, fashion designers, retailers,...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In my role as trademark thought follower, I recommend this recent note in the Harvard Law Review, by Grace McLaughlin, entitled "Fanciful Failures: Keeping Nonsense Marks off the Trademark Register...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Former friend David Perlsack once told me that I have a face for radio and a voice for blogging. Well, proof of the former is self-evident. As to the latter, you be the judge.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Fresh IP has asked me to post its announcement of a job opportunity. Being a cooperative fellow, I agreed to do so. The firm has offices in Reston, VA, Overland Park, KS, and Cambridge, UK, ...
Baker Botts
IP entities throughout the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by closing physical locations, suspending in-person meetings, and in some cases extending deadlines.
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