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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.

How to Conduct a Trademark Search

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

Three Tips For European and UK Companies Filing U.S. Trademarks

Navigating the United States trademark filing system can be a daunting task for companies from the European Union or United Kingdom.  This is because the information required by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is typically more stringent than the trademark offices in the EU and UK. The following article discusses three main issues [...]

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.

How to Properly Assign a Trademark to a New Business Entity

Transferring the ownership of a trademark can be complicated and an incorrect assignment can be fatal to a trademark registration.

How to Choose a Strong Trademark in the Snack Food Industry

Learn tips and tricks on how to choose a strong trademark in the snack-food industry.

Domain Name and UDRP Disputes – A Definitive Guide

Protect your trademark from cybersquatting by using the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP")

Coachella is Enforcing its Trademark Against Other ‘Chella’-Branded Events

The Los Angeles Times reported recently that Goldenvoice, the owners of the COACHELLA trademark, is not shy when it comes to enforcing its trademark ‘Coachella’ - it has filed trademark lawsuits against other companies who wish to host festivals whose marketing names end in ‘chella’.

How to Protect Your Start-Up with a Trademark

As an entrepreneur, there are several factors to consider when preparing to launch your start-up. One of these factors, that is often overlooked, is how to use federal trademark law to protect your business as you build your brand.

‘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.