Posts Tagged: trademark


Registering your website with the Chinese government?

Doing business in China is exciting and potentially lucrative; however, there are “hidden” traps. Most of these hidden traps have been extensively discussed in the Western world – …
By Amy Hsiao
22 hours ago 0

OEM Trademarks in the AfterMarket: Exploring the Boundaries

While there are certainly limits on how—and how much—aftermarket sellers can use OEM trademarks to communicate key information about aftermarket parts, the legal boundaries for …
By Susan Frohling
2 days ago 0

Managing international trademark portfolios in the Age of Globalization

Managing international trademark portfolios in the age of globalization can be a fickle endeavor.  Ecommerce has blown the top off traditional thinking as it relates not only …

Trademark Enforcement Implications of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The WHOIS database provides technical information about the date of creation and expiration of a domain, as well as contact information for the registrant of a website, …
By Jennifer Theis
10 days ago 1

EP’s Louboutin Decision Opens the Door for U.S. Businesses to Protect Their Color/Shape Brands in Europe

The issue faced by the EU High Court was whether shape and color of Louboutin’s mark could be separated under the circumstances; i.e., whether color …
By Dr. Dariush Adli
17 days ago 1

Nintendo Files Copyright, Trademark Infringement Suit Against Operator of ROM Websites

Nintendo’s complaint targets the operator of LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co who has made thousands of Nintendo titles available online for free from platforms including the …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 2

The Chinese “Super Trademark”: A Creative Strategy for Overseas IP Protection

Enforcement of trademark rights in China is an ongoing issue faced by numerous corporations.  Invalidating or canceling a trademark registration in the Chinese market is time-consuming and …
By Laura Kees
1 month ago 0

Disparaging, Immoral, and Scandalous Trademarks Since Matal v. Tam

A little more than one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause as unconstitutional in Matal v. Tam, 137 S. …
By Brian Iverson
1 month ago 1

PopSockets wins General Exclusion Order Against Infringing Grips at ITC

PopSockets filed its Section 337 complaint with the ITC last April, naming 14 respondents, with 13 based in China and one operating in Hong Kong. This February, the administrative law …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

2018 National Trademark Exposition

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC in partnership with …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Inviting Danger into the Home: Understanding the Market for Counterfeit Baby Products and How Both Parents and Brands Can Better Protect Children

How should new parents avoid putting their young children in unnecessary harm and avoid counterfeit baby products? Caregivers should purchase directly from the brand, either through its …
By Ryan Fox
2 months ago 1

Research Shows Rapid Growth in Chinese Trademarks

China has the largest domestic trademark register in the world. In 2017, over 5.2 million applications were filed, a figure which makes it around 10 times the size of the …
By Robert Reading
2 months ago 0

Can You Trademark a Color?

Yes, under certain circumstances you can trademark a color... Examples of protectable color marks include: red soles for women’s high-heel dress shoes, where the rest of …
By Michael Bernet
2 months ago 3

Federal Circuit Finds TTAB Erred In Determining Genericnessof Coca-Cola’s ZERO Trademarks

On Wednesday, June 30th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Royal Crown Company, Inc., et. al. v. The Coca-Cola Company which …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 7

Federal Circuit Vacates TTAB’s Findings That ZERO Is Not Generic And Acquired Distinctiveness

In Royal Crown Co. v. Coca-Cola Co, the USPTO approved The Coca-Cola Company’s combination marks including the term ZERO, to be used on a variety of …

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