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Watch Out: Unauthorized Changes in USPTO and Amazon Brand Records

Posted in Almost Advice, Technology, USPTO

Trademark owners should beware of a scam involving the Amazon Brand Registry. There have been several reports of rogue users exploiting the Amazon Brand Registry through the unauthorized modification of trademark registration records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These scammers are submitting fraudulent requests to change the email addresses for trademark registrants,… Continue Reading

Wine Spectator v. Weed Spectator – Is Wine Related to Cannabis?

Posted in Dilution, Infringement, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Trademarks

M. Shanken Communications, publisher of Wine Spectator — a popular magazine, website and mobile application that offers wine ratings on a 100-point scale — has filed a lawsuit against California-based Modern Wellness, Inc., based on that company’s use of “Weed Spectator” for ratings of cannabis. The federal complaint, filed in New York, alleges claims including trademark infringement,… Continue Reading

eBay is Embroiled in More Intellectual Property Disputes

Posted in Infringement, Law Suits, Trademarks

Many people will access eBay this month to purchase that special gift for the holidays. In doing so, there are many products listed on eBay that are associated with valuable trademarks.    In a previous blog post, “New York Provides No Assistance to ‘The Little Blue Box’ Company,” we informed you that a district court had found that… Continue Reading