Posts Tagged: trademarks


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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IPW Webinar – International Trademark Rights: Best Practices for a Trademark Global Presence

Join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., and twice named one of the 50 most influential people in the world of Intellectual Property, along with Sylvie Martin, …
By Gene Quinn
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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
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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
5 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
6 days ago 1

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
8 days 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
13 days 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
20 days 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
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Eleventh Circuit Finds ENGINEERED TAX SERVICES Mark Inherently Distinctive

On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a decision of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida …
By Rebecca Tapscott
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File Your Patents and Trademarks NOW! COVID-19 Paves the Way for Filings at the USPTO

As businesses and offices prepare to reopen, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows its ongoing support for innovation and entrepreneurship during the novel coronavirus …

A Stylized Word Mark in One Country May Be Too Simple and Common in Another

A single alphabet letter mark may face a bigger challenge in some jurisdictions than others. Take the example of Prince Sports International Company Ltd.’s stylized letter "…
By Unjung Park
2 months ago 0

(Not) Copyright Infringement: Is dbrand Infringing Nintendo’s IP?

Is imitation really the highest form of flattery? Nintendo might not think so after seeing dbrand’s latest Switch skin set. The Nintendo Switch has become extremely …
By Samantha Levin
2 months ago 7

Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Approach to Defense Preclusion in Win for Lucky Brand

As predicted following oral arguments, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that Marcel Fashion Groups, Inc. cannot preclude Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. from raising new defenses …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 0

Court Rejects Rogers Test, Introduces ‘Genuine Artistic Motive’ Test in Stouffer v. National Geographic

On May 8, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted National Geographic’s Motion to Dismiss Stouffer’s amended complaint in Stouffer v. National …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 1