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TM/MC: A New IP Notice Symbol?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, International, Marketing, Trademarks

My daughter’s strong interest in fashion, arts, crafts, and sewing has me wandering the aisles of places like Joann Fabrics and Michaels with increasing frequency. Since my primary contribution to these adventures is in the to-and-from, and, I suppose, at the check-out counter, I find myself with eyes wide open, being exposed to a variety of brands very new… Continue Reading

iPad, the Latest Brand Bait?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Dilution, Fair Use, Famous Marks, Infringement, Marketing, Product Configurations, Sight, Trademarks

Putting aside, for now, the unsettled question of who currently owns the iPad trademark, and Dan’s perspective on Apple’s trademark clearance strategies, from last week, look at what our finely-tuned e-mail spam filter just snagged: It is a similar story to my previous Free Dell XPS Laptop Spam Scam? blog post from last December. Here, however, the Apple, iPad, and the (possible) iPad configuration… Continue Reading

On Your Marks, Get Set, Let’s Go to Court!

Posted in Advertising, Copyrights, Fair Use, Guest Bloggers, Infringement, International, Trademarks

With less than 6 months to go until the 21st Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, trade mark enforcement activities are beginning to heat up. In January, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched its global campaign against the Canadian seal hunt with a version of the Vancouver 2010 Inukshuk logo clubbing a seal… Continue Reading