Posts in Trademark


Finding Fame in Brazil: Five Tips for Success When Requesting ‘High Renown’ Trademark Status

Since 2014, when a decision of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office came into force that held trademarks could obtain “high renown” status through a specially-created procedure, there …

Federal Circuit Reverses TTAB Ruling on Standing for Petition to Cancel Condom Trademark

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday that Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty. Ltd. has “a real interest” in cancelling the registration for …
By Eileen McDermott
7 days ago 0

Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

As previously reported, Washington, D.C.’s professional football team announced recently that it has decided to retire the “Redskins” name and logo. In surveys throughout the …
By Michael T. Smith
12 days ago 3

Washington’s NFL Team is in a Race Against Time to Find Its New Trademark

After decades of legal battles in which they ultimately succeeded in maintaining the legal right to federal trademark registration of the “REDSKINS” moniker—through the separate efforts …
By Marsha Gentner
14 days ago 11

The Rise of Australia’s Small Boutique Patent and Trademark Firms

A recent study by IP blogger Mark Summerfield discussed the winners and losers as far as Australian patent filings are concerned, and there is a clear indication …
By Andy Mukherji
24 days ago 4

A Case Study in Protecting Internet Quiz IP

Along with cat memes, TikTtok videos and electoral manipulation, the Internet is enriching people’s lives with the instant quiz. Whether seeking to gauge one’s resemblance …
By Cyrus Sanai
26 days ago 14

Ninth Circuit Reverses Functionality and Fame Findings in Office Chair Trademark Case

On June 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Blumenthal Distributing v. Herman Miller, Inc. in which the appellate court …
By Steve Brachmann
28 days ago 0

Trademark Lessons from BLACK LIVES MATTER Name Confusion

Many people are looking for ways to support the Black community and to encourage police reform following the death of George Floyd and others by police. One …
By Sheldon Klein & Hannah Lutz
29 days ago 2

Supreme Court’s Booking.com Ruling Signals Uptick in Registration of ‘Generic.com’ Marks

On Tuesday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s holding that BOOKING.COM is a protectable trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By John Strand & Amanda Slade
1 month ago 3

The Consumer is King: High Court Sides with Booking.com, Rejecting Per Se Test for Generic.Com Trademarks

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Booking.com, ruling that a generic term paired with .com “is a generic name for a class of goods …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 7

IPR Center Director Steve Francis: How the National IPR Center is Helping to Combat IP Theft During a Global Pandemic

For over a decade, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR) has been at the forefront of the United States government’s response to combating global …
By Michelle Sara King
1 month ago 1

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Addresses COVID-19 Related Fraud

On June 9, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic.”  The hearing, which was led …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 1

The One China Supreme Court Decision that Could Complicate the World’s Supply Chain

For months now, the news has been plastered with updates on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has upended lives and trickled into near every facet of the …
By Amy Hsiao & Tyler King
2 months ago 8

CAFC Says District Court Abused Its Discretion in Granting Attorney’s Fees Under Sections 285 and 1117(a)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today reversed a district court decision awarding attorney’s fees to Luv n’ Care Ltd. (LNC) against …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 2

WIPO Revises and Expands AI Policy Issues

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published a Revised Issue Paper on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy. The Revised Issues Paper updates the Draft Issues Paper …
By James Nurton
2 months ago 0