Product packaging and design can be protected through copyrights, design patents and trade dress.
Alfonso Ribeiro, known for his role as Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince, has sued the creators of Fortnite and the NBA 2K series for using the “Carlton Dance” as an unlockable character celebration dance. But is a dance move protectable?
Many in-house attorneys overpay outside counsel for trademark services. Our firm has identified three key areas where companies can save on cost when hiring outside trademark attorneys.
In some cases, a holding company may be beneficial to a trademark owner. But is a holding company right for you? Find out more about the purpose of holding companies in this article.
L.A. Gear, the shoe brand most well-known for its introduction of lights embedded in the soles of its sneaker, has been very busy over the years at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While the brand does not enjoy the pop-culture status it once had in the 80's, its continued robust trademark enforcement campaign [...]
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.
Want to learn more about trademark searches? Here are the fundamentals of how a trademark search is performed.
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 [...]
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.
Transferring the ownership of a trademark can be complicated and an incorrect assignment can be fatal to a trademark registration.