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Gucci America Inc v. Guess Inc – When Imitation Exceeds Flattery
Gucci America Inc v. Guess Inc – When Imitation Exceeds Flattery Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Good artists borrow; great artists steal.  Nowhere are these old adages more apt than the hidden focus groups and team meetings of the fashion industry.  What’s trendy this season is often only good for the clearance rack...
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Trade Dress Rights - Beyond Words & Logos
Trade Dress Rights – Beyond Words & Logos Trade Dress Rights – Trade dress is a form of intellectual property. Trade dress is the visual element or aesthetics of a product or its packaging. Trade dress can be the visual appearance of a product or packaging that signify the entity behind the product to consumers....
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Supplemental Register & Your Descriptive Mark
Supplemental Register & Descriptive Mark Supplemental Register & Your Descriptive Mark – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is aware that not every business owner or organization is going to seek to employ fanciful marks like “Kleenex.” More likely than not, marks are going to be considered descriptive with words that describe an ingredient,...
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Degree of Protection & The Spectrum of Distinctiveness
Degree of Protection & Spectrum of Distinctiveness Degree of Protection & Spectrum of Distinctiveness – So, you’ve got a mark in mind that you want to register, what do you do next? Find a trademark attorney, but before you do that, it’s important to understand how much protection your mark may receive or if it...
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Federal Trademark Registration Benefits
Federal Trademark Registration Benefits Trademark Registration Benefits – These days, it seems like everyone’s on the trademark registration train, but some might not even know why there are trademark registration benefits and how important those benefits are. Those folks who aren’t on the train question whether they should be on it. For owners of small...
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