Brand loyalty builds businesses. That’s why most businesses need successful brands, and, ideally, brands backed by a federal trademark registration. But because of the federal laws affecting marijuana and related products,...more
On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“TAARA 2015”) into law as part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which gave President Obama "fast...more
When was the last time you thought about pigs? What do you think when you hear the word “pigs?” Or an OINK OINK noise? Or what about the angelic and oh-so-American, “SOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEYY!”?...more
Legal proceedings involving mass murders and lurid sexual escapades get lots of media attention.
Trademark cases? Not so much....more
For many years now, the US Trademark Office has accepted trademark applications based upon a “bona fide intent to use” the applied-for mark on all the goods and/or to provide all of the services listed in the application at...more
WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE -
After four years and a number of revised drafts, the eagerly anticipated amendment to the existing PRC Trademark Law was finally passed on August 30, 2013 and will come into force on May 1,...more
When it comes time to choose a name for the new product or service you are launching, it is important to know that not all trademarks are created equal. In addition to the marketing considerations of choosing a brand name,...more
China’s National People’s Congress enacted the third amendment to the trademark law on August 30, 2013, and it will come into force on May 1, 2014. The amended trademark law appears to be a significant improvement on the...more
One of the best things about television is terrible (or terribly hilarious) infomercials showcasing American ingenuity.
Behold, one of the latest …The Air Curler®....more
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