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About Eric Perrott, Esq.

Eric is a trademark and copyright attorney committed to providing high-quality legal services for any sized budget. Eric’s experience with online marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy and eBay help client protect and enforce their trademarks against infringers, counterfeiters and listing hijackers. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

USPTO Denies Warner Bros. Trademark Application for a Harry Potter Quote

  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 [...]

April 8th, 2019|

How to Protect the Name of Your Crowdfunded Product

  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 [...]

March 18th, 2019|

How to respond to a refusal of the specimen in your trademark application

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.

February 7th, 2019|

Creator of “Carlton Dance” Sues Over Use of Dance in Fortnite, NBA 2K

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?

December 18th, 2018|

Brand Protection for Board Games: How to Protect Your Trademarks

In today’s digital world, board games are thriving. Learn more about how game developers can protect their trademarks.

December 13th, 2018|

Should a Holding Company Own My Trademark?

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.

October 16th, 2018|

How to Stop Counterfeits at the Border: Recording Your Trademark with Customs and Border Protection

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?

October 7th, 2018|

How to Register a Swedish Trademark in the United States

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.

September 7th, 2018|

Five Tips for International Trademark Owners Filing a Trademark in the U.S.

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.

August 13th, 2018|

How to Properly Assign a Trademark to a New Business Entity

Transferring the ownership of a trademark can be complicated and an incorrect assignment can be fatal to a trademark registration.

June 23rd, 2018|