Tag Archives: Trademark

Twitter, Inc., Learns a Lesson in Trademark Registration

In 2009, Twitter filed for "Tweet" but the USPTO declined the registration because the marks "Let Your Ad Meet Tweets" and "Tweet" are confusingly similar. Twitter filed its motion for declaratory judgment to cancel Twittad's mark. New businesses are cautioned … Continue reading

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Facebook Sued for Trademark Infringement of "TIMELINES" Mark

Timelines, Inc., has filed suit in the Northern District of Illinois against Facebook, seeking to enjoin the launch of its new product, which it has marketed under the name "Timeline." Plaintiff Timelines owns three federally registered trademarks on which it … Continue reading

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80/20, Inc. Sues Parco Inc. and Phillip Andrew Roser for Trademark and Copyright Infringement of Aluminum Products Online and in Product Catalogs

Fort Wayne, IN – Trademark lawyers for 80/20, Inc. of Columbia City, Indiana filed a trademark infringement suit in the Northern District of Indianaalleging Parco Inc of Huntertown, Indiana and Phillip Andrew Roser of Fort Wayne, Indiana infringed trademark registration … Continue reading

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Trademark Fraud No More?

Just over two years ago, we reported on the CAFC's landmark trademark fraud decision of In re Bose, here, here, and here. In addition, I wrote a piece for Thomson Reuters' Client Times Online called True Lies, Trademark Fraud, and … Continue reading

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A Legal Obligation to Enforce Trademark Rights?

When trademark owners are accused of bullying and shamed in public, a common and knee-jerk defensive response to justify the cease and desist letter or enforcement action is: "We have a legal duty and obligation to police and enforce our … Continue reading

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