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Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

Has your trademark application been rejected because the trademark examining attorney found your mark to be “confusingly similar” to an existing mark?  Under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act, the Trademark Office is obligated to refuse registration of your trademark if it is likely to cause confusion with a mark in an existing registration.  OfContinue Reading

Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

The number 13 is clearly Taylor Swift’s favorite number, and it seems for good reason.  The twenty-four year old, multiple Grammy-award winner recently told E! News, “I was born on the 13th.  I turned 13 on Friday the 13th.  My first album went gold in 13 weeks.  My first No. 1 song had a 13Continue Reading

Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a hundred other materials.  If you need a replacement part for yourContinue Reading

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

LegalZoom Trademark Reviews: Should You Trust LegalZoom for Your Trademark?

Are you are looking to acquire a United States trademark registration?  Possibly for a name or logo that will help consumers easily identify and distinguish your products and services from those offered by your competitors?  Or maybe you want to apply to register a catchy slogan that could help boost your prominence in a competitiveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration – A Quick Summary

Trademark are extremely valuable forms of intellectual property and even more important business assets.  Trademark owners must establish their legal right to their marks in order to properly safeguard them from possible infringement.  To obtain the maximum protection available under the law, trademark owners should strongly consider federally registering their marks with the United StatesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What is the “®” Registered Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?

In the world of commerce, the “®” symbol (referred to as the “Circle R”) conveys a very important meaning.  The “®” signifies that a trademark or service mark has been federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  The “®” designation is regularly used by owners of registered trademarks to put theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What is the “TM” Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?

You have likely seen the “TM” trademark symbol used in combination with various trademarks.  The “TM” designation is widely utilized by individuals, businesses, and organizations to alert the public of their claim of ownership in a particular mark.  Of course, using a “TM” does not necessarily mean that the user of the mark actually ownsContinue ReadingContinue Reading