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The Fiscal Cliff, Not a Trademark-Worthy Catchphrase?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Trademarks, USPTO

With the constant stream of news reporting about the impending “fiscal cliff,” how can there be no U.S. federal trademark filings containing those two terms, at the moment anyway? Federal intent-to-use trademark applications typically follow popular catchphrases (as Tiffany Blofield, Brent Lorentz and Jon Applebaum have written about before), even political ones: President Reagan’s “Trust, But… Continue Reading

Obamatunistic Advertising

Posted in Advertising, Branding, First Amendment, Guest Bloggers, Infringement, Marketing

Jacket maker Weatherproof Garment Company took advantage of a GQ-style photo of the President standing in front of the picturesque Great Wall of China. The White House was not pleased. Smack in the middle of Times Square in New York – one of the busiest and most-watched intersections on Earth – stood a larger-than-life billboard… Continue Reading