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."
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The Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Trademarks (the “Protocol”) provides a simple, unified, cost-effective means for citizens of member countries (including the United States) to register their...more
If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name.
I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more
Regulations implementing a number of reforms to the trade mark system in Australia have now been released following a period of public comment and response by IP Australia. This alert focuses on the...more
In this video, McNees Intellectual Property attorney, Brian Gregg explains the basic steps every craft brewer should take to develop strong, protectable, trademarks and to avoid costly trademark disputes.
The craft beer...more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has established a central repository of authenticated trademark information associated with the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) called the Trademark...more
In this presentation:
- Brand Value
- Brand Strength
- Brand Registration
- Brand Control
- Brand Distinctiveness, Availability & Exclusivity
Please see full presentation below for...more
In the United States, trademark rights are “common law” in nature, meaning that some trademark rights are acquired simply by selling goods and services designated by a particular mark in the U.S. However, there are...more
For the first time in several decades there will be a comprehensive revamp of the trade mark laws of the British Virgin Islands. The Trade Marks Act (Cap.158) of the Laws of the Virgin Islands (Existing Act) and the...more
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) plans to launch the first of the registries associated with the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in mid-2013.
In association with the launch, ICANN is...more
Originally published in Utah Business.
Very seldom do companies intentionally adopt trademarks that are likely to cause confusion in the marketplace or intend to profit on the goodwill of other companies. Yet, even...more
The United States Supreme Court, which rarely gets involved in trademark cases, has ruled that when a Defendant in a Trademark infringement case countersues to cancel the Plaintiff’s registration, the Plaintiff can divest a...more
1. What is a trademark?
A trademark is a brand name for a product. It can be a word, phrase, logo, design, or virtually anything that is used to identify the source of the product and distinguish it from competitors’...more
Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.
You know that picking the right name for a startup company or new product line can play a major part in its success. But name selection...more
Taking the proactive step to register trademarks, whenever possible, is vital in today's online world.
Given the proposed release of countless new generic top level domains by ICANN (the governing...more
At Sheldon Mak & Anderson, we recognize that innovation is your competitive edge – and it needs protection. As a full-service intellectual property firm with more than two decades of experience, we provide local, regional,...more
An illustrated outline of the various types of trademarks and trade dress and the rules applicable to their protectability requirements....more
It is estimated that counterfeiting robs U.S. businesses of over $200 billion dollars annually. However, there are guidelines in place to protect the rightful owners of these counterfeited goods. In this video, Monica Riva...more
One aspect of trademark law that we haven’t discussed here at DuetsBlog is FDA approval of trademarks for pharmaceuticals. While there are certainly many benefits to federal trademark protection (and we would recommend...more
I use a well-publicized decision to teach some important concepts about intellectual property law to non-specialists. The idea is that non-specialists, even non-lawyers, would benefit from this basic knowledge, even if they...more
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