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March 24, 2023
Around the World and Back Again: Tips for Global Brand Protection
March 10, 2023
US Patent and Trademark Office Suspends Action on Trademarks Critical of Public Figures
February 24, 2023
Hermés Wins on Metabirkins Cryptobags
February 10, 2023
Trademark Owners Beware: Scams on the Rise
January 27, 2023
What makes the Adidas Thom Browne case so interesting?
January 13, 2023
Seeking Preliminary Injunctive Relief? Run, Don’t Walk, to the Courthouse
December 16, 2022
December 2, 2022
Ninth Circuit Broadens Means to Serve Foreign Defendants in Lanham Act Cases
November 18, 2022
The Importance of Copyright Registration
November 11, 2022
Postmortem Rights of Publicity
November 4, 2022
Lawsuit claims TEXAS PETE is deceptive
October 21, 2022
Amazon and GE Team Up Against Counterfeiters
October 14, 2022
Who will win the race? Puma battles Brooks over brand name and design
October 7, 2022
“Clickwrap” and “scrollwrap” agreements pervade the modern internet
September 23, 2022
Names and Brand Names
September 9, 2022
Court issues injunction against Redemption maker
September 2, 2022
Artificial Intelligence Cannot Serve as an Inventor of a Patentable Invention
August 26, 2022
Netflix Sues Bridgerton Musical Creators for Copyright and Trademark Infringement
August 19, 2022
Who Rules Christmas?
August 12, 2022
Avastars and Dolls and the Emerging Metaverse
August 5, 2022
Who Owns Memes?
July 29, 2022
July 22, 2022
Do You Know SKKN? No, Not That One. The Fear of Reverse Confusion for Small Business Owners
July 15, 2022
Could there be Trouble in Paradise for Match Group, Inc.?
July 8, 2022
JACK of All Trades? Not so Fast for This Brand
July 1, 2022
You Heard it Here: The Word THE is Now a Registered Trademark, Owned by Two Parties
June 24, 2022
The Way to Protect Your Business? What You Need to Know About Trade Secrets
June 17, 2022
Future of Fitness Apps in Question as Adidas files lawsuit against Nike
June 10, 2022
Ninth Circuit Extends Trademark Protection to Delta-8 THC Goods
June 3, 2022
Protection for Voice Actors is Artificial in Today’s Artificial Intelligence World
May 20, 2022
Tokens and Titles and Art
May 13, 2022
Fair Use or Foul Play?
May 6, 2022
Common Law™ v. Federally Registered® Trademark Rights
April 29, 2022
The Usual MSCHF
April 22, 2022
Don't take any chances with trademark clearance
April 8, 2022
Choosing Your Trademark
March 30, 2022
Famous for What? Monster Energy Founders at the TTAB
March 25, 2022
Would you stop and translate this?
March 14, 2022
Mourning Charles Entenmann the Man, Not ENTENMANN'S the Brand
March 4, 2022
The Importance of Clean Chain of Title in Buying, Selling or Licensing Trademarks and Copyrights
February 25, 2022
The First Amendment Once Again Trumps Limits on Trademark Registration
February 18, 2022
When in Rome, try the pizza!
February 11, 2022
Trademarks in the Metaverse: Brand Protection for Virtual Goods & Services
February 4, 2022
To Search or To Sink: The Importance of Clearing Your Brand
January 28, 2022
Cease and Desists: A Race You Always Want to Run, but Don't Always Want to Win
January 21, 2022
If You Can't Buy a Birkin, Buy a MetaBirkin?
January 7, 2022
What's New in the Public Domain and What it Means for You
December 20, 2021
The Time Has Come for Trademark Modernization Act Regulations
December 3, 2021
Copyright Notice Tips: How to Enhance Protection of Your Creative Works (And When to Call Your Lawyer)
November 19, 2021
A Dispute is Bubbling Over for the Prosecco Name
November 12, 2021
Copyright for Creators of Content (And Those That Make Money From It)
November 5, 2021
Plant-Based Food Labeling Legislative Update
November 1, 2021
The Real-Life Consequences of Copyright Termination
October 8, 2021
NYC vs Robert Lopez for His Cannabis-Themed Marks
October 1, 2021
Mind Your Jury Instructions and Get a Second Set of Eyes to Review Them before Your Counsel Submits Them to the Other Side of the Court
September 24, 2021
The Battle over BLACK IRISH Liqueur
September 17, 2021
A Trademark by Any Other Name: Why the UGG Brand Left Some Australians Saying “Ugh”
September 3, 2021
Belmora Petitions for Supreme Court Review of FLANAX Decision
August 27, 2021
Ben & Jerry’s Opposes Marijuana Company’s Pending Applications for HALF-BAKED Trademark
August 20, 2021
SEYIDOGLU: Even “Incontestable” Trademark Registrations Are Vulnerable to Cancellation
August 13, 2021
Commercial General Liability Coverage for Trademark and Copyright Claims
August 6, 2021
Capturing All the Dimensions: Intellectual Property Protection for 3-D Designs and 3-D Printing Methods
July 30, 2021
Terminate Copyright Grants Correctly or Risk Losing Your Rights
July 23, 2021
Careful of Who Owns Photographs of You
July 16, 2021
Tokenizing Creative Works: Dash, Jay-Z, and A Lesson in Copyright
July 9, 2021
How Andy Warhol’s Paintings Have Made it Harder to Defend Copyright Infringement Cases
July 2, 2021
Challenging the Validity of a Patent: The Supreme Court Minerva Decision
June 25, 2021
Is a State Entity Shielded from Liability for Copyright Infringement by Sovereign Immunity?
June 18, 2021
PRETZEL CRISPS Found to Be Generic… Again
June 11, 2021
Intellectual Property: What Are the Differences between Patent, Trademark, and Copyright?
June 4, 2021
CAUTION: Trademark Scams Continue
May 28, 2021
The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: New Rules and Procedures
May 21, 2021
Patents and Trade Secrets – to Disclose or Conceal?
May 7, 2021
Form versus Function – Protecting Products with Design and Utility Patents
April 30, 2021
The Google v. Oracle Copyright Dispute
April 23, 2021
When It Is More Than Just a Name - Trademark Significance of Geographic Indications
April 16, 2021
Recent New Jersey Court Decision Shows That You Should Carefully Consider Your Choice of Venue for Trademark Litigation
April 9, 2021
The Wild Wild West: How to Enforce Your Copyright on Social Media
April 2, 2021
The CASE Act: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement
March 26, 2021
Using Links and Embedding Copyrighted Content on Social Media or Your Website
March 19, 2021
Tips for Supervising a Trademark Survey Expert
March 12, 2021
Patenting Recipes – Recipe for Disaster or Sweet Reward
March 12, 2021
Patenting Recipes – Recipe for Disaster or Sweet Reward
March 5, 2021
Three Things to Know About the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020
February 26, 2021
Trade Dress Claims Involving Food Design and Packaging
February 19, 2021
Tips for Drafting a Trademark License
February 12, 2021
Common Issues in Patent and Trademark Litigation
January 17, 2020
Recent Trademark Decision Shows Getting a Trademark Registration for Geometric Shapes Is a Tough Bet
October 10, 2019
The USPTO Issues First Hemp Plant Variety Patent; Expect More to Come
October 4, 2019
A Legal and Commercial Overview of the Food and Beverage Industry in the United States and India
September 9, 2019
Food and Liquor Brands: What You Need to Know About Trademarks
July 25, 2019
Trademark Parody: Sour Patch Kids Sues Cannabis Brand to Protect IP
June 25, 2019
Do Cannabis Patents Lack Utility?
May 6, 2019
USPTO Issues First Guidance on Examination of Cannabis Trademark Applications
April 18, 2019
How to Grow Your Food Business: Tips and Best Practices in Great Supply at SFA Business Summit
March 27, 2019
Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Brand Round-Up: Four Lessons to be Learned Part Two
March 4, 2019
Supernus: Delays Out of the Applicant’s Hands Are Not Applicant Delays
February 19, 2019
Beware the Trademark Scammers
February 12, 2019
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Says “Yes, You Canna!” Register CANNABIS CANNIBALS for Entertainment Services
February 11, 2019
Developing IP Strategy for FDA-Regulated Drug Products Requires Special Considerations
January 23, 2019
Cigars and Wine go Together Like…
January 17, 2019
Choosing Your Restaurant Brand: Tips From a Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Attorney
December 20, 2018
Are You on the Trademark Naughty or Nice List?
November 30, 2018
Patents and Cannabis
November 21, 2018
A Feast of THANKSGIVING Trademarks
November 16, 2018
In Landmark Case, Court Awards $120 Million to the Licensee of the Famous Palm Restaurant Intellectual Property
October 29, 2018
Splenda's Fight over the Yellow Sweetener Packets at IHOP, Applebee's Settles Amicably
October 19, 2018
Calculating Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) – An Overview
September 20, 2018
Failed Trademark Makeovers: Adding Design Elements Won’t Help Clear a Word Mark
July 30, 2018
The Growing Global Trend in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Patent and Trademark Applications
July 16, 2018
When Will My Patent Expire? – Calculating Your Patent Term – A Review
July 3, 2018
“Commensurate in Scope with the Claims”: Misphrased?
June 29, 2018
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Fair Use of “Old Taylor” to Describe Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Historic Distillery Location
June 11, 2018
Effective and Efficient Filings of Your Design Patent Application/Registration (U.S.A.)
June 4, 2018
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Finds There is “Something More” Sufficient to Show That Restaurant Services are Related to Alcoholic Beverages
May 29, 2018
Inventorship: If it Walks Like a Dog, Barks Like a Dog, and Looks Like a Dog, it Must Be a Dog
May 7, 2018
Satisfying the Duty of Disclosure – Why and When to File Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)
May 4, 2018
Eat, Drink, and be Merry, but Don't Confuse Your Beer's Brand with a Vodka's
April 16, 2018
The Rise of Blockchain in Patent and Trademark USPTO Filings
April 3, 2018
When It Comes To Markush Groups, USPTO Has “Dams” Problem
March 27, 2018
A Tale of Beer and The Hobbit
March 20, 2018
The Patenting Process (Never Give Up!)
March 12, 2018
When Your Rebranding Gets "Stone"-Walled
February 22, 2018
Spoiler Alert!  Alcohol and Cigars Are Complementary Products
February 15, 2018
Buying or Selling A Business and Its Intellectual Property Including Trademarks and Copyrights? Here are Some Tips
January 30, 2018
Big Banks are Now Receiving Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Patents! Part I
January 26, 2018
$710,000 Jury Award Gives Grumpy Cat a Reason to Smile
January 25, 2018
Need a Patent Quickly? USPTO Programs for Expediting Prosecution
January 24, 2018
What Does it Mean to "Be An Outsider"?
December 5, 2017
Don’t Forget About Design Patents!
July 2, 2015
Consumer Sues Ghirardelli Chocolate Company for Deceptive White Chocolate Labels
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