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Category Archives: Miscellaneous Trademark Happenings

Washington Redskins Appeal Trademark Cancellation Ruling

Washington Redskins Appeal Trademark Cancellation Ruling

The Washington Redskins is one of the most popular teams in the National Football League and, according to Forbes, it has also been deemed one of the most valuable.  Despite its popularity, the calls for the team to change its name and logo continue to grow.  Many groups believe the name and logo to beContinue Reading

Trademark Definition and Trademark Examples

A trademark is a word, phrase, logo, design, symbol, character, or device (or any combination thereof) that is used in connection with the advertising and sale of products and services, and that serve to indicate the source of those products and services.  The most famous trademarks have immediate brand recognition and instantly convey the intendedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A Trademark for Trayvon: Protection or Exploitation?

A Trademark for Trayvon: Protection or Exploitation?

Last week, a friend of mine emailed me an article about a trademark issue related to the Trayvon Martin story. In the event you haven’t heard about Trayvon Martin because you’ve been doing research in Antarctica for the past month, Trayvon was an African-American teenager who was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhoodContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jay-Z and Beyonce Become Proud Parents of a Trademark

This week’s article is about a trademark issue involving two of the biggest names in music and their month-old offspring.  On January 7, Rapper Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles became parents of a precious seven pound bundle of joy.  Like many celebrity couples who think it’s chic to give their children absurd names, they immediatelyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

When Trademark Searches Go Wild!

This past week, I conducted a trademark search for a client that reminded me just how wacky and frustrating the Trademark Office can be.  For a variety of reasons, I am not going to reveal the exact trademark I searched.  Instead, I will say that I performed a trademark search on the mark THE CARBONContinue ReadingContinue Reading

“2012” Trademarks: Amusing, Interesting, and Presumptuous

First of all, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  I hope 2012 brings all of you much joy, success, and prosperity.  My New Year’s resolution is to continue building my trademark law practice and to spend more time seeing and learning about the world.  I’m actually going on my very firstContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Atlanta Braves File Trademark Opposition Against Disney’s Trademark Applications for “BRAVE”

I almost put this trademark dispute in the “ridiculous trademark opposition” category, but I didn’t want to add insult to injury after the Atlanta Braves’ embarrassing late-season collapse that resulted in the team missing the postseason after leading the St. Louis Cardinals by 10.5 games in the wild card race.  See, I actually do haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Can Coca-Cola Own Trademark Rights in the Word “Zero?”

This week’s trademark article is about one of my favorite sodas currently on the market.  It has that unmistakable Coca-Cola taste with none of the high fructose corn syrup that makes you fat.  Honestly, I have no idea why someone would choose to buy Diet Coke when Coca-Cola Zero is readily available and has soContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Is the Hershey Bar Eligible for Trademark Registration?

This week’s article involves a two year fight between the Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corporation (“Hershey”) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding the chocolate bar pictured above.  On August 20, 2009, Hershey filed a trademark application seeking to register the following trademark for “candy and chocolate,” which is described by Hershey asContinue ReadingContinue Reading

No Trademark Search = Infringement Notice from Maker of Dr. Martens

A couple of weeks ago, I received a telephone call from a potential client located here in the Midwest.  He told me that he recently received a letter from a trademark attorney representing Airwair International Limited.  Airwair is the British company that manufactures Dr. Martens footwear.  Now, if you’ve ever owned a pair of Dr.Continue ReadingContinue Reading