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Tag Archives: Midwest IP Institute

How to Master the Patentese of Trademarks

Posted in Almost Advice, Articles, Branding, Marketing, Trademarks, USPTO

Since launching almost ten years ago, we’ve focused on helping and guiding marketing/branding professionals, as we seek to facilitate their graceful collaborations with trademark professionals. Our approach has strived to deliver valuable information, without the typical jargon and legalese. It seriously borders the obvious to say that folks who connect with us here know the… Continue Reading

(Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?

Posted in Articles, Branding, Dilution, Famous Marks, Fashion, First Amendment, Guest Bloggers, Infringement, Law Suits, Trademarks

  This past weekend one of my sons said, “Dad, I have a good blog topic for you.” After he explained, it was clear, yes, son you do! So, he sent me the photo to the left. It is one that he recently snapped at a place that sells Halloween costumes.   As an aside, I love it… Continue Reading

The Trademark Bullying Dialogue Continues

Posted in Articles, Dilution, Famous Marks, Infringement, Law Suits, Loss of Rights, Trademark Bullying, Trademarks

Sophisticated trademark owners recognize that their trademark rights are dynamic — even if their trademarks aren’t famous for purposes of dilution — they can grow or shrink over time, depending on the magnitude of their own use and their response to third party violations. It is no wonder then that trademark owners are prepared to expend significant… Continue Reading

Trademark Fraud No More?

Posted in Law Suits, Trademarks, TTAB

Just over two years ago, we reported on the CAFC’s landmark trademark fraud decision of In re Bose, here, here, and here. In addition, I wrote a piece for Thomson Reuters’ Client Times Online called True Lies, Trademark Fraud, and the Medinol Detour: The Federal Circuit Reverses In re Bose." Our friend, John Welch over at the… Continue Reading