News flash, last Friday the USPTO approved for publication a non-traditional trademark that I’ve seen in real life before. Let’s just say it is attached to one of our many remote control devices that I’ve had to dig out from...more
Seeing these on the store shelf this weekend reminded me that we are still anxiously awaiting the USPTO’s decision from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as to whether the words “pretzel crisps” will be found...more
Let’s call it the Family Feud test of trademark suggestiveness . . .
We’ve written a lot here about the all-important Spectrum of Distinctiveness, a key tool for those who name products and services, and for those who...more
Restaurant trade dress is possible to own when the claimed trade dress is distinctive and non-functional, think Taco Cabana. Restaurant trade dress can be so unique in the marketplace that distinctiveness is presumed with a...more
Earlier this month, we asked whether [yo]gurt(lab) has an inherently distinctive interior restaurant environment?
This week, we’re focused on product packaging, and ask whether Spine Vodka has enough meat on the bones...more