A Trademark is a legally registered distinctive mark or sign which identifies goods, products or services that originate or are associated with a particular person or enterprise . A typical example of a... more +
A Trademark is a legally registered distinctive mark or sign which identifies goods, products or services that originate or are associated with a particular person or enterprise . A typical example of a trademark would be a company's logo such as the Nike "Check" or McDonald's "Golden Arches."
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
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When we aren’t playing baseball in the backyard or at little league baseball games, we watch a lot of baseball. Mostly the Twins, but it doesn’t take the M & M boys to bring us together in front of the television. The other...more
Right on the heels of our surname blog comes a New York Times article on a long-running trademark litigation over rights to the Borghese surname. The Borgheses hail from an Italian noble family and their using the family...more
Most companies focus their social media policies almost entirely on listing the things the employer finds unacceptable to post and share:
- Avoid defamation, obscenities or other inappropriate content.
Louis Armstrong first performed “Mack the Knife” in 1956, a year later McDonald’s introduced the Big Mac, and then, Bobby Darin’s version of ”Mack the Knife” became a chart-topper in 1959....more
Kelley-Brown v. Winfrey, U.S.C.A., Second Circuit, May 31, 2013 -
Second Circuit reverses dismissal of trademark infringement action against Oprah Winfrey, her production company, and other defendants, finding that...more
Christian Louboutin filed suit last week in Federal District Court in New York against Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear and unnamed companies and John and Jane Does for trademark counterfeiting and infringement and other...more
In This Issue:
..Quinn Emanuel to Open Sydney Office
..Firm Expands Mass Torts and Products Liability Practice
..Susheel Kirpalani Named a 2012 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American...more
In This Issue:
Here is yet another bulletin on trade mark and unfair competition law.
This edition includes coverage of plans of the European Commission to change the trade mark protection system. The draft...more
If you are keeping up with the Kardashians, you know that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian command not only a broad media presence but also an empire of clothing, perfume, shoes, diet and exercise, and cosmetics brands. ...more
ICANN (the entity that essentially controls the worldwide domain name system) is in the final stages of processing approximately 1,900 applications for new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains – like ".com") many of which are...more
According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating...more
Lynda Zadra-Symes is a litigation partner in the Orange County, Calif., office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP. She represents clients through all stages of U.S. litigation, from presuits through trial and appeal, in...more
Joe Villapol and Ralph Cathcart, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss use-based trademark protection in the United States....more
Joe Villapol and Ralph Cathcart, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss strategies to prevent your mark from becoming generic....more
Dennis Prahl, partner at Ladas & Parry, discusses how companies can match their trademark expansion with their commercial strategy....more
Dennis Prahl, partner at Ladas & Parry LLP, discusses the role of trademarks in building a global brand....more
A recent hearing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides guidance as to the interpretation, reach, and application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §...more
There are many “myths” that float about in the general public about what can and cannot function as a trademark. For example, people often tell me that they “know” that “common words” can never be protected as trademarks....more
Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., U.S.D.C., N.D. Indiana, May 16, 2013 -
District court dismisses computer software company’s trademark claims against Warner Bros. based on references in Batman...more
If you are Samuel R. Mott, founder of Mott’s LLP, apparently the answer is no. Mott’s LLP filed applications to register “MOTT’S” for “baby foods” and “packaged combinations consisting of fresh fruit.” (Serial Nos....more
In This Issue:
- In The ITC:
..The Public Interest Factors – NEWEST PATENT TROLL COUNTERMEASURE?
..ITC or District Court? Look at the Math
- The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips...more
Last week I stopped at a local wine and beer store to pick up a bottle of wine to bring to a friend’s dinner party (but also couldn’t resist purchasing a 4-pack of Surly’s Bitter Brewer. I had never seen it before, but highly...more
It should be no surprise that the famous Coca-Cola brand name is federally-registered. One of the many significant benefits of federal registration is the USPTO’s obligation to refuse registration of third party marks that...more
The European Commission recently issued draft legislation proposing to make the first significant changes to the European Union (“EU”) system of trademark protection since the establishment of the Community Trademark (“CTM”)...more
Interflora Wins AdWords Battle -
In another win for trade mark owners in the battle against the unauthorised use of their marks in keyword advertising, the UK High Court of Justice recently held that Marks & Spencer...more
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