Posts Tagged: trademark


IPWatchdog CON2020

This IPWatchdog® Conference will endeavor to address the issues facing innovators, creators and brand owners as they find it increasingly difficult to monetize their proprietary creations in …
By Renee C. Quinn
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USPTO Urges Supreme Court to Reverse in Now-Delayed Booking.com Case

On March 13, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed a reply brief urging the Supreme Court on to reverse a judgment of the U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 7

Stopping Cyber-Fakes: A Guide to the SHOP SAFE Act 2020

Online shopping has become a huge part of our everyday lives. In fact, 15% of all 2020 retail sales are projected to take place online. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, …
By Brett Heavner
8 days ago 0

Trademark Modernization Act Would Restore Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Cases

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Hank Johnson (D-GA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Martha Roby (R-AL) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) yesterday introduced legislation to …
By Eileen McDermott
19 days ago 0

European Union and Russian Approaches to Registering Cannabis Trademarks

Recent case law demonstrates that judicial bodies in the European Union and Russia have taken the stance that cannabis signs and slogans are not acceptable as trademarks …
By Konstantin Voropaev
24 days ago 0

Federal Circuit says THE JOINT is merely descriptive without acquired distinctiveness

On February 28th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to refuse registration of two …
By Gene Quinn & Nancy Braman
28 days ago 0

Amici Back Booking.com in Supreme Court Case Against USPTO

As argument nears in the Supreme Court battle between Booking.com and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 12 parties have now filed amicus briefs in …
By Nancy Braman
1 month ago 21

Here’s Why the Pro-IP Crowd Is Right About Intellectual Property

On February 13, 2020, The Niskanen Center, a center-left think tank, published a piece condemning pro-intellectual property voices for what they consider flawed views on intellectual property. In the …
By Paul Morinville
1 month ago 24

Booking.com Case Heats Up at Supreme Court

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) asking the Court to consider “…
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

New USPTO Trademark Rules Seek to Streamline Filing and Crack Down on Fraud, But Could Increase Spam

New rules governing all trademark filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) went into effect two days ago, on February 15. Although the headline is …

Space Force, Star Trek, and Strange New Worlds of Trademark Infringement

On January 24, 2020, the United States Space Force logo hit the news — and the photon torpedoes began to fly. Almost instantly, those familiar with the Star Trek Starfleet …
By James Creedon
2 months ago 4

Greta Thunberg Does Not Need a Trademark Registration

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is reportedly planning to register her name as a trademark based on her fears that third parties will exploit her identity for commercial …
By Thomas Williams
2 months ago 5

Five Royal Trademark Lessons from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

As you’ve most likely heard, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to become financially independent of the Crown. No small task when your security costs …
By William Honaker
2 months ago 5

New USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Appointed

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed David Gooder to be the new USPTO Commissioner for …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

EU Trademark Owners Relieved by CJEU Judgment in SkyKick Case

The Court of Justice of the European Union has provided reassurance to European trademark owners in its judgment today in the SkyKick case. (Case C?371/18 Sky plc, …
By James Nurton
2 months ago 0