Registering your trademark for a clothing line is a significant step in protecting your brand. However, trademark registration is full of potential mistakes that can result in delays, or worse, in the denial of the application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). One of the trickiest parts of trademark registration is the “use in commerce” requirement.
One day, while browsing through a competitor’s marketing catalog, a manufacturer of cheerleading uniforms came across cheerleading uniforms that were very similar to the company’s designs. This is how a dispute between two cheerleading uniform companies started, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court and could have drastic implications in many [...]
As an entrepreneur, the idea of starting a clothing line is a very attractive one. It allows you to combine your creative drive with your business acumen – two qualities that most entrepreneurs possess in abundance. Starting out, however, many entrepreneurs who are interested in the fashion and apparel industries may underestimate the importance of [...]
The importance of a brand name in clothing and fashion means that trademark protection is all the more important if you plan to launch a new clothing and fashion company. Here are five things you should know about registering a fashion trademark.
(The following is a transcript of the video.) Greetings! Its Steve, chief paralegal and researcher here at Gerben Law Firm. And today we are going to look at how to run a trademark search for clothing. Just as an overview, the government breaks all products and services down into 45 different classes. So [...]