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USPTO to Increase Efficiency & Decreased Filing Fees

Decreased Filing Fees & Increased Efficiency Promises USPTO Decreased Filing Fees – In what should come as great news to attorneys and their clients,...

Grooveshark Loses Copyright Infringement Case to Record Label Giants

Grooveshark Loses Copyright Infringement Case to Record Label Giants Grooveshark Loses Copyright Infringement Case – Grooveshark became yet another file sharing website to face...
Sherlock Holmes Copyrights

Sherlock Holmes Copyrights – Case Finally Closed

Sherlock Holmes Copyrights Sherlock Holmes Copyrights – The Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving Sherlock Holmes copyrights, leaving almost all of the...
Pizzeria Makes its Case for Trademarking Food

Trademarking Food – Pizzeria Makes Case

Trademarking Food – Pizzeria Makes Case Pizzeria Makes its Case for Trademarking Food – A federal court in Texas ruled that flavors of a...
uhaul vs pods

PODS Beats U-Haul – Trademark Infringement Case              

What began as a trademark infringement case, developed into a battle of possible “genericide” when two popular moving and storage companies went head-to-head in...
Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc

Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc – Unhappily Together

Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc – In a legal battle questioning...
Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case

Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case – Keeps Clean Slate

Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case – Keeps Clean Slate Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case – In a case stemming from the 2012 box office...
Intellectual Property Law - No Dull Moments

Intellectual Property Law – No Dull Moments

Intellectual Property Law – No Dull Moments Intellectual Property Law – With Labor Day quickly approaching, and Back-to-Work and Back-to-School mentality haunting many of...
Protecting 'Pig Sooie' & Distinctive Sounds Through Trademark

Protecting ‘Pig Sooie’ & Distinctive Sounds Through Trademark

Protecting ‘Pig Sooie’ & Distinctive Sounds Through Trademark Earlier this summer, the University of Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks, secured trademark protection for its “Calling...
What Would Jesus Do Trademark Battle

What Would Jesus Do – TTAB Decides Trademark Battle

What Would Jesus Do – TTAB Decides Trademark Battle What Would Jesus Do – After a six-year legal battle, Tyler Perry has officially won...
TV-Streaming Service Provider May Seek Compulsory Copyright Licenses

Aereo Inc Copyright Loss Leaves Much in the Clouds

Aereo Inc Copyright Loss Leaves Much in the Clouds Aereo Inc’s Copyright Loss Leaves Much in the Clouds – The Supreme Court recently held...
Contributory Cybersquatting

Contributory Cybersquatting

Contributory Cybersquatting Contributory Cybersquatting – Does the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provide a basis of liability for a domain name registration service if...
Charbucks – Trademark Dilution

Charbucks – Trademark Dilution?

Charbucks – Trademark Dilution ? Trademark Dilution – Is the use of the term “Charbucks” by a coffee company trademark dilution of the famous...
ICANN

WIPO / ICANN Adjudication for Domain Name Disputes

WIPO / ICANN Adjudication for Domain Name Disputes WIPO / ICANN Adjudication – After a great deal of hue and cry, the US government...
International Trademark Protection – The Madrid Protocol

Madrid Protocol – International Trademark Protection

International Trademark Protection – The Madrid Protocol The Madrid Protocol – There are multiple ways to protect your brand overseas, but the most commonly...
Trademark Abandonment

Trademark Abandonment

Trademark Abandonment Trademark Abandonment – Under  section 45 of the Lanham Act a mark will be abandoned under certain circumstances: (1) When its use...
Trade Dress – Whiskey Bottle Showdown

Trade Dress – Whiskey Bottle Showdown

Trade Dress – Whiskey Bottle Showdown David Versus Goliath in Whiskey Bottle Showdown Trade Dress Showdown – One of the iconic, uniquely American products...
The Trademark Registration Process Part 3

Trademark Registration Process Part 3

The Trademark Registration Process Part 3 Trademark Registration Process Part 3 – In Trademark Registration Part 2 of the trademark registration process we looked...
Can Government Entity Trademark Insignia?

Can Government Entity Trademark Insignia?

Can Government Entity Trademark Insignia? Government Entity Trademark Their Insignia? – Today we look at an interesting case, In Re City of Houston, before the United...
The Trademark Registration Process Part 2

The Trademark Registration Process Part 2

Registration Process for Trademark Part 2 Registration Process – Part 2 – Once the use in commerce (or intent to use) requirement is satisfied...
The Trademark Registration Process

The Trademark Registration Process – Part 1

The Trademark Registration Process Trademark Registration Process – How does one go about registering a trademark?  What are some of the requirements in order...
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