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Touch Trademark Update

Posted in Articles, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Product Packaging, Touch, Trademarks, USPTO

‘Tis the Season for billboard ads like this, sorry Nancy. Anyway, it reminded me of a very early post of mine on touch trademarks, here on DuetsBlog. That early blog post noted Diageo’s federally-registered purple bag non-traditional trademark, and that a third party had slipped in at the USPTO to federally register a velvet touch… Continue Reading

Touchmarks, Trademarks & Tixels

Posted in Branding, Marketing, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Touch, Trademarks

Augmented Legality writes: "Soon, technologies that augment our sense of touch may lead to a rush of trademark applications seeking to protect a wide variety of artificial textures." Brian Wassom goes on to identify an interesting new technology being promoted by Senseg, a Helsinki-based company that apparently knows a lot about tixels (tactile pixels): "Senseg E-Sense makes use… Continue Reading

Sleight of Hand? Kimberly-Clark Amends Sensory Touch Mark to Packaging Design Mark

Posted in Branding, Marketing, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Product Packaging, Sight, Touch, Trademarks

As you may recall from March of this year, we blogged about Kimberly-Clark’s novel intent-to-use trademark application for a "sensory, touch mark" in connection with disposable paper hand-towels. Other discussions of sensory, touch marks may be found here.  In any event, the original description of the claimed Kimberly-Clark trademark was as follows: "The mark consists of… Continue Reading

A Trademark Touch: Owning and Protecting Touchmarks

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Food, Marketing, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Product Packaging, Touch, Trademarks

The October/November issue of Brand Packaging magazine just hit the streets and I’m deeply honored to say that my piece entitled "A Trademark Touch: Strategies for Owning and Protecting Touchmarks" is this issue’s "cover story" (minus the skull and crossbones). The digital version can be read here. I hope you find it eye-opening in a… Continue Reading