Clearly consumer packaged
A week ago, over at The Fashion Law, an Independent Source for Law, Business and Culture, an enjoyable trip down memory lane was published about the history of trademark protection regarding Louboutin’s red-colored sole mark.
What I hadn’t seen before now is Christian Louboutin’s quote “then it popped”:
“The concept shoe, with its
The example is a harsh reminder to trademark counsel of the…
One of the problems with “trademark bullying” can be a failure to comprehend the legal standard governing most trademark disputes: Likelihood of confusion.
Another is a failure to appreciate the subjective nature of whether the legal line has been crossed or whether there has been an attempted trademark overreach.
Understanding that trademark rights …
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.
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.