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This trademark blog and informational section of the website is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing, and 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.

REDBULL files opposition to REDEW mark claiming right to RED for beverages: New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings

New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings: The Late March to Early April Omnibus Edition This edition of New & Noteworthy features highlights from the past month of Trademark Trial & Appeal Board filings. Featured is an ongoing segment on brand owners who believe that their marks meet the high bar of being a “famous” marks for purposes […]

Monster Energy, 5 Hour Energy and Ohio State File Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: New & Noteworthy TTAB Filings March 9 to 15, 2015

The edition of New & Noteworthy features Monster Energy, who seems to file oppositions against, well, everything. There are also a lot of design mark filings, including the Ohio State’s proceedings against the POISON NUT and others which provide interesting insight into how design marks are prosecuted, monitored, and ultimately opposed/cancelled.  Also, for the second […]

3 Steps to Trademark A Restaurant Name

Did you know that some of the most successful restaurant chains and franchises in the world got their start as locally owned small businesses? From as few as one or two independently-operated locations, these restaurants grew to become household names the world over. Once these businesses began to grow and be more nationally successful, their […]

How to Trademark the Name of a Dietary or Nutritional Supplement

The popularity of dietary and nutritional supplements is a trend that’s not going away anytime soon. It’s a booming business to get into, because even though competition is fierce, the demand is there to support it. The way many dietary and nutritional supplements are marketed – through direct sales like the internet and television ads […]

Obtaining a Trademark for a Food Product in 3 Steps

A brand is a key component of a food company or product’s success. Rarely will a food product be the only one of its type on the market – in all likelihood, there are several other competitors selling a similar product, each with their own brand reputation and distinct qualities that set them apart to […]