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About Josh Gerben, Esq.

Josh Gerben, Esq. is the founder and principal of Gerben Law Firm. In 2008, Mr. Gerben started the firm to provide high-quality trademark services at reasonable prices. Today, he is recognized by the World Trademark Review as a top trademark filer, having registered over 5,500 trademarks. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

What to Do If Your Trademark is Infringed Upon

The primary motivation for seeking a trademark registration is often the protection that it can provide, typically in order to prevent infringement upon the registered mark. Regardless of the circumstances, dealing with trademark infringement when it does occur can be a daunting task. So, what should you do if another party is using your trademark? [...]

January 22nd, 2021|

Overview of Intellectual Property Laws

When discussing the trademarks, copyrights, and patents that may be needed for your business endeavors, the phrase “intellectual property” may also accompany these conversations. As you look to safeguard the brand you have built, it is critical to know how intellectual property law applies to your company. At its core, intellectual property law seeks to [...]

January 20th, 2021|

Law Firm Donations to Republicans Who Objected to the Electoral College Count

Following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, many Republican members of Congress still proceeded with objecting to the 2020 electoral college count. The actions taken by these members of Congress clearly threatened the United States' sacred tradition of a peaceful transfer of power.  In response, many companies have agreed to cease future political donations [...]

January 14th, 2021|

NFL Opposes XFL’s Trademark for Houston Roughnecks Logo

The NFL, which still owns trademark rights around the Houston Oilers trademarks, has filed an opposition against the XFL’s trademark application for the Houston Roughnecks logo. In the documents filed on December 28, the NFL contends that the Roughnecks logo is too similar to that of the former Houston Oilers team. The Houston Oilers [...]

January 8th, 2021|

How Much Does It Cost to Register an International Trademark?

For any growing company, pursuing business ventures outside of their home country is a natural progression of their expansion. Once your business has begun to consider commerce across borders—or, perhaps, has already started investing in international pursuits—it is time to consider what protections are in place for the business name and branding elements that are [...]

January 6th, 2021|

Steps to Trademark Your Logo as a Philly-based Business Owner

Your logo is one of the most distinctive and significant parts of your business’s branding—visually appealing and eye-catching, a standout logo often acts as a key identifier for the product or service it represents. Because of this, goodwill toward your business and its offerings are associated with that logo. As a business owner in Philly, [...]

December 16th, 2020|

What Should I Trademark?

As you research and explore the trademark registration process and how it applies to your business, questions are sure to arise. While there are many helpful articles that articulate each step necessary to achieving a trademark registration, it is just as important to understand what should be trademarked as it is to know what can [...]

December 14th, 2020|

How to Protect a Business Name

Your business’s name will be at the forefront of everything that you do, so it is crucial that every necessary precaution is taken to protect such an important aspect of your brand. As you grow and expand, make sure to take all the steps needed to protect your business name and all it represents. Perform [...]

December 7th, 2020|

Drake and Nike Collab: “FORZA NOCTA” Trademark

In past few weeks, there has been increased speculation that Drake and Nike will be dropping a clothing collaboration. Thanks to trademark applications that have been filed with the USPTO, recent documents may provide some clues about what will be included in the collaboration. The first interesting filing noted is a “FORZA NOCTA” application that [...]

December 4th, 2020|

Carnival’s “KING JAMES” Trademark Blocked By LeBron James

LeBron James has filed formal documents to oppose a trademark application for “KING JAMES” that was filed by Carnival Cruise Lines. LeBron’s company, LBJ Trademarks, filed the formal opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on November 18. The opposition stops in its tracks a trademark [...]

November 25th, 2020|

New USPTO Fees Coming In January 2021

Effective January 2, 2021, the USPTO will be implementing a revised version of its trademark and TTAB fees. If you are considering registering your trademarks with the USPTO or if you are a current trademark owner, it is crucial to understand and prepare for the forthcoming increase in most fees, as well as the introduction [...]

November 19th, 2020|

How to Handle A Trademark Infringement Notice

If you receive a cease and desist letter in the mail, it means that another company or individual believes you are infringing on their trademark, regardless of whether or not the allegations are true. While a notice of trademark infringement can be unsettling, it's important not to panic or take immediate action. This article goes [...]

November 17th, 2020|
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