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merely descriptive trademark

What is a ‚ÄúMerely Descriptive‚ÄĚ Trademark?

August 11, 2017 02:08 pm by Jonathan Schmig

Picking a strong mark to represent your business can be surprisingly challenging, especially for young businesses trying to establish themselves in the market. The popular thinking seems to be that...

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6 Common Reasons for Trademark Registration Refusal

May 25, 2017 12:05 pm by Jonathan Schmig

Trademark registration in the U.S. can be a tricky thing. For one thing, unlike in most countries, trademark registration here is not actually a requirement to enjoying rights in the...

5 Small Businesses Intellectual Property Tips

November 21, 2016 02:11 pm by Jonathan Schmig

For most small businesses, the two most valuable considerations are of course time and money. Which is why many of them often fail to appreciate the importance of intellectual property...

Trademark Specimen

What is a Trademark Specimen?

July 10, 2016 01:07 pm by Zach Javdan

Thinking about registering a trademark? Before doing so, you need to think about what you will use as your trademark specimen. A trademark specimen is required when registering a trademark...

How To Lose Your Trademark: 4 Common Mistakes

May 16, 2016 04:05 pm by Sheren Javdan

Too often, trademark owners make the common mistake of failing to comply with trademark requirements after their marks have been registered. Much to their dismay, they lose their rights to...

The Curious Trademark History of Sriracha Sauce

May 12, 2016 11:05 am by Jonathan Schmig

Is it ‚ÄúSriracha‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúsriracha‚ÄĚ? The capitalization, or lack thereof, actually carries some surprisingly potentially massive implications. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the correct rendering would...

Small Business Owner Wins Trademark Battle With Chick-fil-A

December 23, 2014 01:12 pm by Sheren Javdan

Bo Muller-Mo, a Vermont T-shirt maker and small business owner, has won a 3-year legal battle against Goliath fast food chain Chick-fil-A, over a slogan trademark. After Muller-Moore filed a...

How to Assign a Trademark

November 18, 2014 06:11 pm by LawInc Staff

Intellectual property is an asset that trademark, copyright and patent owners can either license or assign and collect a fee.  Before learning how to assign a trademark, it is important to understand...

Converse Trademark Lawsuits Put Rivals on "Chuck"

October 15, 2014 09:10 pm by Zach Javdan

Tired of competitors knocking off their famous Chuck Taylor sneakers, Nike-owned Converse has filed over thirty trademark infringement lawsuits. According to the New York Times, the companies that have been sued...

PODS vs. U-Haul Trademark Dispute Yields $60 Million

September 25, 2014 05:09 pm by Sheren Javdan

Thursday, a jury in the U.S. District Court of Tampa ruled in favor of PODS Enterprises, Inc., in a trademark dispute against U-Haul International, Inc. surrounding the word “pods.” ¬† The...