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The Gerben Law Firm trademark blog is edited and authored by the firm's attorneys and staff. Since 2008, Gerben Law Firm's trademark attorneys have assisted thousands of clients obtain federal trademark registrations. Please contact our trademark attorneys if you have any questions about your specific matter. Consultations are always complimentary. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

Protecting the Name of Your Etsy Store

Learn how to protect your Etsy store name using trademark law and common mistakes made during the process.

September 12th, 2018|

Nickelodeon Doubles Down on “Double Dare” Trademark Dispute

A trademark battle, perhaps with slime included, is in the works. If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you heard about a game show called "Double Dare" where kid contestants had to complete crazy physical challenges, and would most likely end up getting slimed (at least once) by the end of the show.  [...]

September 10th, 2018|

How the Philadelphia Eagles Fumbled a ‘PHILLY SPECIAL’ Trademark Filing

The Philadelphia Eagles trademark application for PHILLY SPECIAL has been denied. The team faces a long road to obtaining a trademark registration on the phrase.

August 28th, 2018|

How to Conduct a Trademark Search

Want to learn more about trademark searches? Here are the fundamentals of how a trademark search is performed.

August 24th, 2018|

What is a Notice of Suspension Due to Prior Pending Trademark Application?

A Notice of Suspension for Prior Pending Applications is a common response from the USPTO and it means that another trademark application has been filed that may prevent your registration.

July 20th, 2018|

DJ Khaled Sues Company Over Trademark Applications that Use His Son’s Name

DJ Khaled files legal action to stop company from using his son's name as a trademark.

June 29th, 2018|

‘Trade Dress’ed: Can You Protect Clothing Design Elements Through Trademark Law?

Clothing design elements can serve as powerful source identifiers for brands, but aren't easy to obtain. They must be distinctive to obtain trademark protection and have evidence to back it up.

April 12th, 2018|

USPTO Launches Fake Specimen Informant Program

The USPTO is cracking down on fake and doctored specimens - and with the announcement of its newest pilot program, you can help.

March 26th, 2018|

How To Protect the Brand Name of Your Engineering Firm

Owning your own engineering firm is your chance to make your mark and do things your way. Strong name recognition can help you develop your business and set it up for long-term success. However, you should always know the risks and not cut corners - starting with protecting your trademarks.

February 23rd, 2018|

Super Bowl, Superbowl, Superb Owl: Does a space make a difference in a trademark?

Can a space make a difference? This article explores the impact a space can make on the commercial impression of a trademark.

February 21st, 2018|