As a business owner in today's world it is likely that you are, at least, tangentially, in business internationally. That’s because you almost certainly have a website for your business, and that website theoretically gives the entire connected world access to your business, products, and services. While the opportunities of the online marketplace are certainly compelling, [...]
Supreme Court To Decide if Law Preventing Registration of Disparaging Trademarks is Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court recently granted cert (meaning that they agreed to hear arguments) in Lee v. Tam, a case challenging the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s ban on the registration of ‘disparaging’ trademarks. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue, but denied the request of the owners of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks [...]
Private-Labeled Goods on Amazon.com: Protecting Your Trademarks and Defending Against Listing Hijacking
By: Eric Perrott, Esq. Amazon can be a cut-throat marketplace where winners and losers are decided by razor-thin margins. Amazon retailers battle each other selling well-known brands’, trying to find a lead on a supplier that can offer them better prices in order to undercut a competitor selling those same branded products. Often sellers wish [...]
Learn how to protect the name of your product and the name of your company.
By: Eric Perrott, Esq. As the holiday season approaches, sellers on Amazon.com are preparing for the huge wave of online sales that will likely make up a significant percentage of total sales for the entire year. Tis’ the season, however, for unscrupulous infringers to steal a successful seller’s trademarks and copyrighted works in order to [...]
Did your company receive an Office Action refusing your trademark registration based on the grounds that it is “merely descriptive” under Section 2(e)(1) of the Lanham Act? Think carefully before accepting the Examiner’s “descriptiveness” decision.
Amazon is one of the biggest online marketplaces in the United States. The profit margins on products can often be razor thin as multiple sellers continuously attempt to undercut each other’s prices in order to attract customers. As a result, many Amazon sellers offer their own branded items to differentiate themselves from the competition. Selling [...]
As cities across the U.S. either experience a continued boom or a period of strong, aggressive rebuilding, construction management has moved to the forefront as an industry. Experts in the field are taking hands-on experience to developers, contractors, and other builders to maximize efficiency, quality, and opportunity in the structures they are building. Owners of [...]
SWATCH and Samsung Battle Over SWA Wearable Tech Mark and More New and Noteworthy Filings with the TTAB
So far, July has been a steady month at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. 302 trademark notice of oppositions and cancellation petitions were filed from July 1st to July 16th. The July filing numbers are almost identical to June’s for the same range. In June, 298 proceedings were filed. A note on formatting - if multiple [...]
Facebook Pages form the backbone of one of the most important social media strategies your business can pursue. Pages are Facebook’s name for dedicated business presences on their site - a place where you can provide company details, information, offers, and more, all in the interest of forming a greater connection with your customers and [...]