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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 4,000 trademarks. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

Massive Wave of Fraudulent US Trademark Filings Likely Caused by Chinese Government Payments

As the USPTO deals with an increasing number of fraudulent filings, Gerben Law Firm's investigation reveals Chinese subsidy programs for businesses and individuals who obtain U.S. trademark registrations.

April 4th, 2018|

Philly Special Trademark Applications Filed

Following the Super Bowl, several applicants have already thrown their hats in the ring to secure exclusive rights to the phrase “PHILLY SPECIAL,” or a variation thereof, the likelihood of successfully making it past the goal line, in many cases, is slim.

February 11th, 2018|

WTR 1000 2018 Ranks Josh Gerben as #6 Trademark Filer in the United States

The WTR 1000 2018 has listed trademark attorney Josh Gerben as the number 6 trademark filer in the United States.

January 24th, 2018|

Breaking: Federal Circuit Holds Ban on Offensive Marks Unconstitutional

The Federal Circuit held today that the U.S. trademark law’s ban on offensive and derogatory marks in unconstitutional, following a similar decision by the Supreme Court earlier this year.

December 15th, 2017|

Trademarks of the Future: What a Company’s Trademark Filing Do (and Don’t) Tell Us About a Company’s Future Plans

Everyone wants an early “scoop.” From journalists to excited fans to Wall Street investors, savvy researchers use public data to try to peak into the plans of companies from many different industries from video games to tech releases. Like other public data, a company’s trademark filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office are [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Amazon Seller Waiting for Your Trademark to Register? 5 Things Amazon Sellers Should Do to Strengthen Their Brand While Waiting for Registration

Did you know? The average trademark application will take at least nine months to register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office It’s no secret that trademark registration takes time - the average application will take at least nine months to register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This wait is [...]

September 2nd, 2017|

SCAM ALERT: Trademark Infringement Complaints Regarding Your Domain

by Josh Gerben, Esq. This is a potential threat alert. If you have received an email about intellectual property disputes regarding your domain name, you may be the target of a malicious e-mail. Our office has received several e-mails from multiple client's in the past 24-48 hours which look as follows: We have received Trademark [...]

July 19th, 2017|

What Trademark Owners Need to Know About Brexit

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted on a public referendum to leave the European Union. This referendum, known as “Brexit” (a combination of Britain & Exit) and has put the future of British trade with other European Union members in a state of turmoil. However, its effects could reach far outside of Europe, [...]

June 26th, 2017|

DUDES FOR DONALD? Trademark Filers Waste Filing Fees on Trump Trademarks

If you apply for a trademark that references a living president or a political candidate, prepare to be denied. Currently there are over 275 active trademark applications containing the word “TRUMP” and chances are, unless they were filed by Donald Trump or his family, then many of those applications will be denied. Why? Because the [...]

March 8th, 2017|

False DMCA Takedown Notices: Ninth Circuit Holds that Copyright Owners Must Consider Fair Use Before Issuing Take-Down Notices

By: Eric Perrott, Esq. A takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is often a cost-effective way to remove copyright-infringing content on the internet without having to get a court order. However, this has given rise to large and small companies alike sending false take-down notices, without considering factors like whether the alleged [...]

August 20th, 2016|