Recap of popular updates covering latest developments in the European Union....more
One of the topics from our recent “Eye on Workplace Privacy” seminar was the focus on how the NLRB has been dealing with employer handbook and social media policies. In that segment, we highlighted how the NLRB at times has...more
Previously, a logo registered in black and white was considered sufficient to protect versions of the logo in any color, but this is not necessarily true for European Union (EU) Community Trade Marks (CTM). Under the new...more
On my last trip to Las Vegas, I captured these photos at the so-called ”Ice Bar” located in the Golden Nugget in downtown Vegas (for my digital scrapbook of trademark storytelling)...more
As we have posted about more than a few times on DuetsBlog over the years (like here and here), the OLYMPICS trademark and the Olympic Rings mark are highly enforced marks that uniquely bear special protection granted from...more
I. INTRODUCTION -
Over the past decade, the uncertainty of fashion’s status as protectable intellectual property has generated enormous controversy. It is no wonder: in 2011, apparel sales in the United States amounted...more
Yes, it has finally arrived: the end of December. Whether you’re someone who views the day as bitter sweet, dreading the day when the dirty looks from your neighbors force you to finally take down your decorations in...more
My iPhone captured this Salvation Army ad posted on a Minneapolis bus that I was following this morning in snowy and very slow traffic.
Given how prominently the Red Kettle has become in Salvation Army advertisements,...more
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting my grandmother’s farmhouse in northwest Iowa. I don’t think I had been there in probably five years, as she had been living in California for most of that time....more
There is a brand new exposer of potential intellectual property violations on the scene, meet LogoThief.
“We exist to name and shame logo thieves and all others who plagiarise the work of logo designers.”
Your company has just come up with an exciting new product that enables someone to walk and chew gum at the same time! Just imagine all of the potential buyers out there who have been suffering for years from “Can’t Walk and...more
Fame tends to attract attention, and imitation, especially unwanted imitation from, well, even pests. The Google trademark appears to have obtained such a high degree of fame that no third party can include the word “Google”...more
There’s been a lot of talk recently regarding the merger discussions between 1,000-lawyer Orrick, and 700-lawyer Pillsbury Winthrop, which would create a Top Ten US law firm (See, e.g. Above the Law). It’s not a sure-thing,...more
A trademark (one word) is the identity you give your products. A service mark (two words—don’t know why, just the way it is) is the identity you give your services.
Originally Published on I-Sight.com - October 15,...more
So what does the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company have in common with the cable network that’s brought us such irreverent comedies as It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Louie, and The League? ...more
I. Perpetual Calendar—Make Sure You Have Time for Reasoned Decisions -
Stop trying to remember so much, reduce your stress, and avoid the risk of missing an important date. Every item that you can record onto a...more
Intellectual property is “inventions of the mind:” inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce to identify the owner as a source of goods or services. But what does this...more
In This Issue:
- Much Ado About YAHOO!
- Lawsuits Can Be Easier to Get Into Than to Get Out Of
- Johnny Football, Inc.
- Excerpt from Johnny Football, Inc.:
It should come as no surprise that...more
In this issue:
- New Rules on Use of Child Models
- Impact of TTAB Rulings on Court Decisions
- Sports Teams’ Logos and Marks May Be Different
- It’s Ten O’Clock—Do You Know Where Your Company’s...more
On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and the NFL in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Case No. 5:12-CV-5481 (N.D....more
By now you know how much I love the Coca-Cola brand and advertising, and this beautiful gem of a billboard is no exception...more
In This Issue:
- It’s Always Something: The Repeated Assaults on Licensee Rights in Bankruptcy
- Clearance: Start Early and Avoid the Clutter
- New Faces
- Points from the President
As I was enjoying a Wendy’s chocolate frosty, I began thinking about the new Wendy’s logo I had seen in several articles on Yahoo! In the midst of the hoopla about the “hidden” or subliminal message in the new logo, I got to...more
When I think of the Hells Angels, what immediately comes to mind is a notorious gang of men in leather on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the 1960’s counterculture, and news reports of illicit activity. When I think of Toys “R”...more
The well-known, if not famous, Harley-Davidson logo is on the left below, but what is on the right?
Might Harley-Davidson also be in the business of renting storage garage units for motorcycles among other outdoor...more
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