The example is a harsh reminder to trademark counsel of the
As you know, I’m not a fan of the USPTO’s trend toward informational refusals, especially when the “evidence” more supports a mere descriptiveness refusal.
Having said that, this RENT ME informational command screams incapable:
Rent Me caught my eye,…
One of my friends, when playing blackjack and asked to “cut the deck” after it has been shuffled, consistently admonishes without hesitation: “Thin to win.”
Given the trademark story for today, you may end up believing the opposite.
A 6-year trademark fight between Frito-Lay and Real Foods ended this month.
Frito-Lay opposed Real Foods’…
From a trademark perspective, every season is for avoiding genericness, right?
After all, generic designations are part of the public domain, they aren’t own-able.
When thinking about brands comprising religious matter, I think of EZEKIEL 4:9.
The EZEKIEL 4:9 brand has been registered as a trademark for bread since 1990.
Now that we’re back in the blogging business, I’m anxious to be able to harvest some visual trademark stories captured on my iPhone over the past 7 months:
Are you surprised to see the federal registration symbol marking World’s Softest?
After all, the phrase seems to communicate important information about the socks in question, as…
It’s been a while . . . about seven months now.
As you’ll see, a few things have happened since April, when we last left you with these gems on the topic of trademark bullying: Stop Bullying the Entrepreneurs, What does Entrepreneur Mean, Anyway?, and Public Shaming is Not the Solution to Trademark…
Let’s be very clear, today is April Fools’ Day, but this is not an April Fools’ Joke.
It’s not every day Seth Godin volunteers a guest post, but Thursday was that day.
It’s not good marketing and I’m pretty sure it’s not good law, either.
It seems as though Entrepreneur magazine (who should know better) is working with Latham and Watkins (who should certainly know better) to persist in their relentless efforts to bully entrepreneurs to stop using the word ‘entrepreneur’.
And yes, it’s…
The saltiest trademark news in the last week surrounds singer Cardi B’s application to register the marks “Okurr” and “Okurrr,” both slang for “Okay???”–but pronounced in a hip, rolled-r trill, sometimes with a shady tone. Or, as Cardi describes, it: the sound of a “cold pigeon in New York City.” If you haven’t heard it…