-Wes Anderson, Attorney

As the hustle and bustle of the INTA 2016 Annual Meeting drew to a close yesterday, I reflected on the session “#HASHTAGS #EverythingYouNeedToKnow” from Tuesday. It seems trademark protection may not (yet) fit comfortably into the hashtag world.

DuetsBlog previously provided a helpful tutorial on the nuts and bolts of

Ylvis, the Norwegian music/comedy duo, recently revealed the secret of the fox to more than a hundred and twenty-three million viewers on YouTube (as of this posting), answering the vexing question: What does the fox say?

Not surprisingly, given this wide-spread attention, an individual apparently unconnected to Ylvis already has filed an intent-to-use trademark

— Karen Brennan, Attorney

Earlier this week, while walking through the sky-way in downtown Minneapolis, I saw three people dressed in neon green bodysuits from head to toe. The green men were just milling around with people in line to catch a bus during the evening rush hour. I automatically thought it was a viral

–Dan Kelly, Attorney

Do you recognize this logo?

Does it make you hungry?  Ok, maybe not.

Let’s try some word associations instead.  I’ll list some words, and you just shout out the first thing that comes to mind for each one:





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