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 […]

Date posted: September 26, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” – Evolution of Trademark Coverage Over Time

Categories: Blog Trademark

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, […]

Date posted: September 16, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on No “Do-overs”: The Importance of Correctly Identifying Goods/Services in a Trademark Application

Categories: Blog Trademark

As discussed in a previous blog post, in the United States use of a trademark is generally required in order to obtain and maintain trademark rights (whether “common law” or a federally-registered).  Like all good things, however, use of many trademarks eventually comes to an end.  Once-popular brand names go out of fashion, companies are acquired and absorbed/re-branded, or use of a brand simply stops.  Are such trademarks lost to the sands of time?  What about nostalgia’s continual reinforcement of the cliché “What’s old is new?”  Can old brands be revived and, if they can, who can do so?  We’ll […]

Date posted: March 23, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Revival of Abandoned Brands – Like a Phoenix, but with Trademarks!

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