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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 our minds, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s transpired in the IP world so far this year. From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) revoking the Redskins’ registered...
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What Would Jesus Do 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 the trademark rights to “What Would Jesus Do.” Kimberly Kearney, a reality TV star, originally registered the mark in 2007 intending to use it for a reality show of her own....
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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 States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  This case consolidated two cases, one brought by the city of Houston, Texas, and the other by the government of the District of...
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Supplemental Register & Your Descriptive Mark
Trademark Trial Appeal Board & Infringement Lawsuits Trademark Trial Appeal Board (TTAB) – In B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on a contentious case of trademark infringement litigation that had been going on for over fifteen years.  One of the central issues was the very, very interesting...
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