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Google Inc Trademarks

Google Trademarks

From their Wikipedia page: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about … [Read More]

Donald Trump trademarks.

Donald Trump Trademarks

From his Wikipedia page: Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born in the New York City borough of Queens. He earned an economics degree from the … [Read More]

Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Requirements

After a several weeks-long closure, the Amazon Brand Registry reopened in May 2017 with several changes. The Amazon Brand Registry offers protections to private sellers who have registered trademarks. It offers such protections as predictive automation upon Amazon’s receipt of your report about trademark infringers and gives you added control over the listing of products … [Read More]

Talor Swift Trademarks

Taylor Swift Trademarks

Taylor Swift exploded into national attention when her debut country music album reached the top 5 on the Billboard list in 2006. She has released six albums in total, beginning as country music before transitioning to a pop icon. Her albums are: Taylor Swift (2006) Fearless (2008) Speak Now (2010) Red (2012) 1989 (2014) Reputation … [Read More]

How to Trademark a Logo

Last Updated: 11/28/2017 One of the common questions I get from potential clients revolves around how to trademark a logo. When a small business is launching, taking the time to ensure your logo doesn’t infringe on someone else’s trademark is an important step. How important is it for a business to trademark its logo? Consider … [Read More]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark?

Last Updated: 10/27/2017 A common question that I frequently get in my trademark law practice is, “How long does it take to get a trademark?”  The answer may surprise you – in total, it will take roughly 13 to 18 months to get a trademark. If you add up the initial 4-6 months to review … [Read More]

Dozens of Chinese Companies Attempt to Trademark “Ivanka”

Over the last few months in China, more than 250 trademark applications have been submitted for various uses of “Ivanka”. These range from diet pills to underwear and sanitary products, as companies look to cash in on the popularity of the First Daughter. These companies range from alcohol retailers to supplement manufacturers to makers of feminine … [Read More]

President Trump Files for Trademark on 2020 Campaign Slogan

The legal team for President Trump has applied for trademark protection for the phrase that is set to be the 2020 reelection slogan. The phrase was first made public during an interview with The Washington Post. Halfway through his interview with The Washington Post, Trump shared a bit of news: He already has decided on his … [Read More]

The L.A. Chargers are Facing a Trademark Challenge Already

The L.A. Chargers are off to a bit of a tough start, with backlash from fans since the announcement of the move from San Diego, followed by ridicule of their new logo, and now a challenge to their trademark application from the L.A. Gear company. If you don’t remember L.A. Gear, they’re the sneaker company that … [Read More]

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Files Trademark Infringement Suit

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, one of the founders of Run-DMC, the iconic 80’s hip-hop group, has filed a $50M trademark infringement lawsuit against retail giants, including Amazon and Wal-Mart. The suit, filed on December 29th, 2016 in the New York Southern District Court, alleges that the retailers are guilty of damaging the iconic Run-DMC brand through … [Read More]

Trademark Roundup – Week of April 3

This week’s roundup includes an EDM artist, a potential battle over burgers, and news on an uptick in companies registering a trademark for a hashtag. Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement The similar name of deadmodz (vs deadmau5) and near identical logo design landed an e-cigarette company in hot water with the electronic dance … [Read More]

Trademark Trials and Appeals

Creating a unique name, logo or slogan for your product or service business comes with the responsibility to trademark the name, logo or slogan to ensure that another company or person does not use the idea for their own financial gain. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is tasked with hearing appeals of trademark … [Read More]

71 Notorious Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringement Cases

Patent-related litigation made up more than half of all lawsuits filed in America last year, a forty percent increase from three years before. With so-called patent troll lawsuits on the rise in a big way, I thought it’d be a good time to highlight the interesting, funny, and little-known side of American patent, trademark, and … [Read More]

Washington Redskins Trademark Case Conclusion

A Guide to the Washington Redskins Trademark Case

A headline-making dispute between the Washington Redskins of the NFL and a group of Native Americans intensified last summer when an appeal board of the US Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the team should be stripped of its trademark protections. In a 2-1 decision, the board stripped the team of six federal trademarks related … [Read More]

Patent Trolls: The Complete Guide

We have one-time IBM patent lawyer Peter Detkin to thank for the phrase “patent troll.” In Detkin’s time, the phrase almost always referred to the practice of buying low-value patents for the purpose of threatening nuisance litigation. The easiest way to define the phrase for today’s world is to say that it refers to any … [Read More]