In October of last year, Warner Bros. attempted to register the famous "Harry Potter" phrase, "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." As intellectual property owner of the Harry Potter movie series, Warner Bros. filed the application for a variety of different products. The examining attorney assigned to this [...]
With so many businesses raising funds for new products through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe, it is important to understand the process required to protect the name of your product before you launch. Below are four important steps to follow when considering to trademark your company or product name. 1. Run a [...]
Specimen refusals to Statement of Use filings can be catastrophic for the applicant. This article looks at what to do if you received a specimen refusal.
Alfonso Ribeiro, known for his role as Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince, has sued the creators of Fortnite and the NBA 2K series for using the “Carlton Dance” as an unlockable character celebration dance. But is a dance move protectable?
In today’s digital world, board games are thriving. Learn more about how game developers can protect their trademarks.
In some cases, a holding company may be beneficial to a trademark owner. But is a holding company right for you? Find out more about the purpose of holding companies in this article.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security has a program that allows U.S. trademark registration owners to provide information and training to border agents to identify and stop counterfeit goods from entering the country. Are you protected?
Swedish companies can use their EU registrations to register a trademark in the U.S., however, there are nuances to the US registration process that can cause delays or refusals to foreign companies.
A foreign company filing a trademark in the United States can save significant time and costs by engaging a local US trademark attorney to assist with the application process.
Transferring the ownership of a trademark can be complicated and an incorrect assignment can be fatal to a trademark registration.