Recently, I was discussing with a client a topic that I think is often overlooked by businesses.  If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we’re [perhaps not surprisingly] big proponents of businesses registering their trademarks at the federal level.  Although obtaining a registration is an important part of protecting the goodwill that a business has accrued in its trademarks, in connection with the goods/services it currently offers [hint, hint], doing so is not the “end of the story.” When a company adopts a new mark in connection with its goods and/or services, seeking to “clear,” protect, and […]

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Since our last blog post, we’ve been on the lookout for other cautionary tales that highlight some basic aspects of trademark and copyright law.  Sadly, it didn’t take long, as highlighted in a recent post from The TTABlog® addressing the importance of getting your description of goods/services right. The application at issue was for the mark PITCHINGSMART and listed the services [for which registration was sought] as “entertainment in the nature of baseball games,” though the Applicant actually meant to apply for different services.  After immediately discovering the error post-filing, the applicant, who did not actually offer “baseball games” services, […]

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In terms of “return on investment,” the $55 fee of the Copyright Office to register a copyright is hard to beat.  Not only is registration generally a prerequisite to enforce a copyright, but failure to promptly register a copyright can significantly impair a copyright owner’s ability to obtain monetary relief in an amount sufficient to make enforcement economically worthwhile.  A “cautionary tale” will follow, but first… What’s He Talking About? Let’s review the basics of copyright damages. A successful plaintiff in a copyright infringement suit may have several monetary remedies available.  First, they may be able to recover actual damages […]

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