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2020 IP Law Year in Review - European Issues

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From a German perspective, 2020 saw highly interesting developments that may well have an impact even beyond the borders of Germany. For example, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Sisvel v. Haier handed down...more

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

Securing Your Trademark in the U.S: Best Practices for Foreign Brand Owners

When establishing a business in the U.S., intellectual property issues are a critical part of your business planning. Developing a comprehensive strategy is key in securing your intellectual property and protecting your...more

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What's Cookin'? No Likelihood of Confusion Between Two KITCHEN Marks

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Addressing the assessment and application of the DuPont likelihood of confusion factors, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s finding of no likelihood of confusion...more

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER: A Trademark or A Social Justice Movement

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One of the many reasons the year 2020 will be memorable is for the social justice movements and demonstrations that have inspired a flood of new trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A recent...more

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Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: What Brand Owners Should Know

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In case you missed it, President Trump signed the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) into law on December 27, 2020. The TMA, which garnered bi-partisan support and was included in the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill,...more

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Trademark, Copyright Legislation Passed as Part of COVID-19 Relief Bill

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At over 5,000 pages long, few have likely read the entire contents of the recently enacted COVID-19 relief bill (known as the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021”). The highlights of the bill, of course, are its economic...more

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

A Tale of Two Wrestling Brothers Wrestling Over Trademark Rights

Everyone is familiar with professional wrestling. Some may recognize it as a significant worldwide business. Others may view it as carny entertainment, similar to Monster Trucks or the rodeo. Most people are aware of World...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Strengthening Trademark Rights: Protecting Your Brand Just Got Easier Under the Trademark Modernization Act

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”), signed into law on December 27, 2020, allows a trademark owner to more easily protect its trademark rights. Here’s what you need to know about the three (3) key provisions of...more

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No Kitchen Confusion: When Comparing Marks, the Trademark Board Can Give Less Weight to Shared Terms if the Terms Are Suggestive...

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QUIKTRIP WEST, INC. V. WEIGEL STORES, INC. Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Reyna. Appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: When comparing marks under the Dupont factors, the Board may give less weight to...more

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The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Let Russ Cook: An NFL-Sized Introduction to ITU Applications

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In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Josh Escovedo and Scott Hervey discuss NFL athlete Russell Wilson and ITU applications....more

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Changes to Trademark Act Include New Procedure to Challenge Applications

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the bipartisan COVID-19 relief and government funding bill which includes the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA). The TMA, which will become effective in one year,...more

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Colombia’s Superintendence of Industry and Commerce Modifies Rates for 2021

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Through Resolution No. 61157 of 2020, which has been in force since Jan. 1, 2021, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) in Colombia increased its official fees for the procedures regarding industrial property,...more

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USPTO Announces Summary of Fee Changes Effective January 2, 2021

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The USPTO has recently announced a final rule regarding fee changes that will be effective on January 2, 2021. The USPTO enacted the final rule with aim to offset the cost of trademark-related operations, provide necessary...more

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How Long Does A U.S. Patent Or Trademark Application Take To Grant? (2020 Edition)

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The USPTO recently released its FY2020 Performance and Accountability Report, with contains helpful information about allowance rates, average pendency, and other statistics about its review of patent and trademark...more

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Takeaways from Trademark Law in 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

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In this White Paper, we share observations on 2020's most significant developments in trademark law. This year, the U.S. Supreme Court penned three opinions concerning what constitutes a protectable trademark, available...more

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Trademark Modernization Act Becomes Law: Establishes New Procedures to Remove Deadwood Registrations, Restores Presumption of...

Introduction - On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”) became law after it passed Congress and was signed by the President as part of the year-end Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021.1 The...more

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Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

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Congress has just passed the bi-partisan Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which amends the Trademark Act to provide new procedures for third-party submission of evidence relating to trademark applications, to...more

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BREXIT: How Will It Impact Your European Trademark Rights?

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The United Kingdom (UK) has officially withdrawn from the European Union (EU) on February 1, 2020, but will only become a third party after a transition period ending on December 31, 2020. With that date fast approaching, you...more

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The Trademark Trial And Appeal Board Rules U.S. Cheesemakers Can “Say, Gruyere!”

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A recent decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) highlights the overlap between trademark law and food regulatory law as well as the United States’ and Europe’s different approaches to Geographic Indications...more

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The Federal Circuit “OK”s a Questionable Path to Petitioning for Cancellation of a Trademark Registration

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In Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty Ltd. v. Naked TM, LLC, the Federal Circuit recently denied a petition for rehearing en banc of a panel decision finding that a petitioner who contracted away its rights to unregistered...more

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Can Trademarks having Domain Indicators Like “Dot Com” be Registered?

Suppose that you want to federally register a trademark that has a domain indicator like “.com” at the end that identifies a source of goods or services related to your business. The trademark may have a first part that is...more

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

How to protect your mark internationally? Considerations on the Madrid System

Nowadays, the concept of business can rarely prescind from globalization. But the rules and regulations that provide Intellectual Property protection have not always been able to keep up with the internationalization of...more

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Top 4 Trademark Enforcement Tools

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A trademark’s value can be lost or weakened or a trademark owner fails to protect or police rights in the marketplace. Even improper and/or inconsistent use of a mark can hamper a trademark owner’s ability to enforce...more

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“You’ve Changed!”—New Trademark and TTAB Fees Incoming

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Effective January 2, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is increasing and adding certain trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) fees. The changes come after a nearly three-year fee...more

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United States Patent & Trademark Office Announces Fee Increase For 2021

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has announced that, effective January 2, 2021, it is increasing certain fees it charges to file trademark applications, maintain trademark registrations, petition the...more

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