Tag Archives: Trademark

Why Was My Trademark Application Abandoned?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the government body that registers trademarks. These trademarks can be applied to business names, slogans, phrases, logos and symbols, and are an important element to protecting the intellectual property rights of … Continue reading

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Can enchiladas and margaritas help resolve a trademark dispute?

One Texas restaurant thinks so. Read more detail on Recent Intellectual Property Law posts –

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Mark McKenna: Trademark Counterfeiting And Creep

One of my favorite events at Akron Law this past school year was hearing Professor Mark McKenna deliver the Oldham Lecture on his fascinating paper, Criminal Trademark Enforcement And The Problem Of Inevitable Creep.  The completed article, forthcoming in the Akron Law … Continue reading

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Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Rights

This is Part I in a series on establishing use in commerce in the US for federal trademark purposes. Part II will discuss how to prove use in commerce and what kinds of specimens qualify. Part III will discuss a … Continue reading

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Uncertain Case of Google Trademark Fair Use

Aren’t digital advertising billboards amazing? My iPhone captured this rolling series of images just yesterday, for a health care organization using the Google trademark in the Minneapolis skyway: My questions, permission, co-branding, no permission, but classic or nominative fair use? Is … Continue reading

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