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.
Almost 20% of applicants file USPTO trademark applications in their names, personally. But what happens when they launch an LLC or corporation? Transferring a trademark can be tricky - by failing to include specific language and a clear "chain of title" a trademark and its application or registration could face significant challenges.
Not every use of a trademark similar to a previously used trademark is infringement - even if its for the same words and the same goods and services. A case from a Texas federal court emphasizes the need to analyze a potential infringement in depth before attempting to enforce trademark rights.