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Is your mark available?

Before going through the process of applying for trademark protection, you should have a trademark search performed. It’s not enough to just do a simple word search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database because it...

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Protect Your Brand With a Strong Mark

Business owners have become more and more aware of the importance of protecting their brand and are hiring attorneys or heading to the trademark office to secure exclusive ownership of their brands. Most of my clients come to me after they’ve...

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Rolls-Royce Trademarks ‘Seraph’ Nameplate, but what for?

A new trademark application suggests that Rolls-Royce still has a few tricks up its sleeve. While many brands often trademark names from their past just to secure them and block someone else from using it, it’s not uncommon to revive an older...

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New Balance Wins $3.8 Million USD Trademark Lawsuit Against Chinese Brand “New Barlun”

There’s no secret that China is known for their luxury brand replicas, however American brand, New Balance is not tolerating it.    New Balance has just won a trademark lawsuit in China against a brand named...

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Utah theme park sues Taylor Swift over trademark infringement

                                                                 by Williametta...

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NFL Titans Oppose Trademark of Roughnecks XFL Logo

                                          by Williametta Garnett    The National Football League and the Tennessee Titans have filed...

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Apple and Prepear negotiating a settlement over disputed Pear logo trademark

                                                            by Williametta Garnett In August, Apple...

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New Year, New Trademark Fees

Effective January 2, 2021 fees associated with filing applications and maintaining registrations will increase. The filing fees for opposition and cancellation proceedings have also increased.    Some of the fees are new, and many of...

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Timberland files to trademark “VERZUZ TV”

                                                       by Williametta Garnett   “VERZUZ TV”...

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WhatsApp filed trademark infringement against proposed “WHATSPAY”

                                                  by Williametta Garnett     WhatsApp is a messenging app owned...

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