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Author: Kevin Thompson | Practices: , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,

A Multi-Layered Approach to Packaging Protection

The way in which a product looks or how it is packaged and sold can often be a driving force in the consumer’s purchasing decision. Yet, the intellectual property rights available for product designs and packaging are anything but straightforward...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

EVALUATING THE USPTO’s EFFORTS TO CLEAN UP THE U.S. TRADEMARK REGISTER

An ongoing issue for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been the number of trademark registrations where registrants do not actually use or intend to use their marks on all of the goods and services covered by their...

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Author: Dennis S. Prahl | Practices: , | Tags: , , , ,

CHURCH’S APPEAL TO A HIGHER AUTHORITY PREVAILS OVER ADIDAS

In Adidas AG v Christian Faith Fellowship Church (Cancellation No. 92053314), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) had cancelled two federal trademark registrations for ADD A ZERO, owned by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, on the...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: , , , , , , , | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESOLUTIONS FOR THE C-SUITE

Innovative solutions are the foundation of almost every successful company. Tied to almost everything your company creates, every item it produces and sells, every service it provides and every way in which it is marketed, are potential intellectual...

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Author: John Richards | Co-Author: | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , , ,

European “INTERMEDIARIES” MAY BE FORCED TO TAKE ACTIVE MEASURES AGAINST TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT COMMITTED BY THIRD PARTIES

Recent cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales have addressed the question of whether those who provide facilities to persons who infringe the trademark rights of others may themselves be...

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Author: Dennis S. Prahl | Practices: | Tags: ,

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: TTAB REFUSES REGISTRATION FOR REPEATING PATTERN

In a precedential decision in In re Fantasia Distribution Inc, Serial 86185623 (September 21 2016), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that a repeating diamond design pattern appearing on an electronic hookah was merely decorative and...

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