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June 4, 2018

PROOF OF USE PROGRAMS AT THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE AND THE RELATION TO FOREIGN-BASED TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS

February 12, 2018

IP CEASE AND DESIST LETTERS: MINIMIZING DECLARATORY JUDGMENT RISKS

January 24, 2018

U.S. ADVERTISING LAW UPDATE FOR 2018

January 4, 2018

COURT DISMISSES FALSE ADVERTISING CLAIMS BASED ON FAULTY UL CERTIFICATION CHALLENGE

In Board-Tech Electronics Co, Ltd v Eaton Electric Holdings LCC, 2017 WL 4990659 (SDNY October 31 2017), plaintiff and defendant competed in the lighting fixtures business. […]
November 20, 2017

TRADEMARKS: SURNAME WITH A GENERIC TERM IS STILL MERELY A SURNAME

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently upheld the refusal to register BRASSERIE KUNZ as primarily merely a surname […]
April 13, 2017

NO IP PRACTICE IS COMPLETE WITHOUT TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT CAPABILITIES

IPLaw360 published a two-part series about the state of the IP boutique wherein the first part laid out the historical financial and legal context of small […]
April 25, 2016

TRADEMARKS: A CLOSER LOOK AT COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

January 25, 2016

NAVIGATING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LANDSCAPE: A PRIMER FOR NEW BUSINESSES AND BUSINESSES READYING A NEW PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCH

May 20, 2015

TRADE DRESS PROTECTION NOT IN GREAT SHAPE FOR SHAPES

The recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung, clarified the scope of protection available to a design under the […]
March 20, 2015

THE RUSH TO EFFICIENCY AND DIMINISHMENT OF TRADEMARKS

March 11, 2015

NAVIGATING THE SEA CHANGES IN PATENT LAW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD VALUE

March 2, 2015

TRADEMARK SCAMS: IT’S TIME FOR PTO ACTION