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2610, 2018

Josh Gerben Interviewed In Regards to Recent Attempts to Fraudulently Register Trademarks with Marketplace Brand Registries

October 26th, 2018|

Individuals from China are attempting to change the "correspondent" information on United States trademark registrations.  By submitting a "change of correspondent" to the USPTO (which can be done through an unsecured web portal), anyone can [...]

2410, 2018

Law 360 Quotes Eric Perrott About Proposed USPTO Rule Change to Require Trademark Applicants from Outside the US to Engage a US Attorney

October 24th, 2018|

The USPTO is preparing to role out a new requirement that all foreign applicants must utilize U.S. attorneys when submitting documents (including filings) relating to a trademark.  This new rule hopes to cub the recent [...]

1010, 2018

Josh Gerben Quoted by ESPN about Colin Kaepernick’s Trademark Filing

October 10th, 2018|

Although not having played in the NFL since 2016, Colin Kaepernick is still in the public eye.  This month, he has filed a trademark of a graphical depiction of his face and signature afro hairstyle, [...]

510, 2018

Josh Gerben Referenced by Sports Illustrated About NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers’ Trademark Filing

October 5th, 2018|

The Sixers have filed a trademark for the phrase "Trust the Process".   Sports Illustrated referenced Josh Gerben's tweet that discusses the filing in detail:   The 76ers filed a trademark for TRUST THE PROCESS on [...]

2609, 2018

Eric Perrott Authored ABA Publication Article About Doctored USPTO Trademark Specimens

September 26th, 2018|

Over the past year, many media outlets have reported on the USPTO's recent findings regarding fraudelent trademark specimens, and what impact they can have on the overall trademark system.  Eric Perrott has extensively documented this [...]

2109, 2018

Eric Perrott Quoted by Corporate Counsel About Whether Tariffs Could Help Curb Chinese Counterfeit Products

September 21st, 2018|

An additional $200 billion in tariffs again China was annouced by President Trump earlier this month.  Some speculate whether these tariffs are meant to force the Chinese government to enforce their intellectual property law and [...]

2109, 2018

Fortune Magazine Quoted Josh Gerben in regards to Papa John’s New Trademark Filing

September 21st, 2018|

Papa John’s is in the midst of a new marketing campaign. Part of that campaign is to remove the apostrophe from their name and logo, which was confirmed in a new trademark application filing. Fortune [...]

1909, 2018

AdAge Quoted Josh Gerben Regarding Papa John’s New Trademark Filing

September 19th, 2018|

Papa John's is in the midst of a new marketing campaign.  Part of that campaign is to remove the apostrophe from their name and logo, which was confirmed in a new trademark application filing. AdAge [...]

1209, 2018

Josh Gerben Quoted by Yahoo Sports About Dispute between NFL Team and Former Player

September 12th, 2018|

"Sacksonville" is a term that refers to the high success rate of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars' defense.  The team recently applied for a trademark to protect the phrase.  However, one of the Jaguars' former defensive [...]

3108, 2018

Josh Gerben Quoted by CBS Sports about Trademark Challenge with LA Football Teams

August 31st, 2018|

LA Gear, a shoe company whose popularity peaked in the 90s, has opposed trademark filings for the NFL teams LA RAMS and LA CHARGERS. The shoe company filed the challenge stating that consumers would think [...]

608, 2018

Josh Gerben Discusses Trademarks for Candy Shapes with Time Magazine

August 6th, 2018|

While most people are used to words, phrases and logos being protected by trademarks, candy companies have also applied for (and successfully registered) trademarks that protect the design of their confections.  However, not all designs [...]

2507, 2018

Associated Press Quoted Josh Gerben about KitKat’s EU Trademark Application

July 25th, 2018|

KitKat has been dealt a blow in their attempts to gain EU trademark protections of the KitKat's four-finger shape. A European court ruled against Nestle, the makers of KitKat, in saying that the shape of [...]

2407, 2018

Eric Perrott Referred to as Industry Expert by World Trademark Review

July 24th, 2018|

The Gerben Law Firm has been at the forefront of reporting on the increase of fraudulent applications being filed from China. As a response to these fraudulent filings (and others), the USPTO is considering a [...]

2207, 2018

ESPN Quoted Josh Gerben About Vegas Golden Knights Settlement

July 22nd, 2018|

Since last year, the Las Vegas Golden Knights have been engaged in a battle towards registering their eponymous trademarks.  They have now come closer to reaching their goal as the hockey team entered into a [...]

2606, 2018

Josh Gerben was quoted by the Nikkei Asian Review regarding the Increase in Trademark Applications from China

June 26th, 2018|

The Nikkei Asian Review recently reported on the increase of trademark filings from Chinese applicants, as the Japan Patent Office has seen the same surges as the USPTO.  It is been believed this increase is [...]

406, 2018

Josh Gerben Quoted by NBC Sports, CBS Sports and Bleacher Report About Buffalo Bills Trademark Filing

June 4th, 2018|

Josh Gerben was quoted by multiple media outlets, including NBC Sports, CBS Sports, and Bleacher Report regarding a trademark filing made by the Buffalo Bills. The Bills applied for a trademark to use the phrase [...]

3105, 2018

Josh Gerben Ranks 6th in Top US Trademark Filers in 2018

May 31st, 2018|

Gerben Law Firm is proud to announce that trademark attorney Josh Gerben has once again been named as one of the top 10 trademark filers in the United States. In its annual report on top [...]

2505, 2018

ESPN Quotes Josh Gerben on Vegas Golden Knights Trademark Update

May 25th, 2018|

With the Stanley Cup Finals now set, ESPN provided an update on the Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team's progress towards registering their team name and logo.   With the College of St. Rose not [...]

2205, 2018

Corporate Counsel Quoted Eric Perrott Regarding Increase in US Trademark Applications from China

May 22nd, 2018|

Corporate Counsel recently covered the increase in US trademark registrations from Chinese applications for the past few months.  They also discussed what ramifications US-based businesses and the USPTO can expect from this increase. Eric Perrott [...]

505, 2018

Wall Street Journal Quotes Josh Gerben on Fraudulent Chinese USPTO Trademarks

May 5th, 2018|

The USPTO is experiencing an large increase in the number trademark applications from China.  Some of these applications have been proven to be fraudulent.  The Wall Street Journal, as well as the Gerben Law Firm, have [...]

2202, 2018

Josh Gerben Authored A Post About Trademarks for Security Firm Professionals

February 22nd, 2018|

Josh Gerben wrote an article for Security Sales & Integration aimed toward security professionals that discusses what they need to consider regarding trademarks.  Here are some excerpts from the article: "The reasoning behind [filing for [...]

2002, 2018

ESPN Quotes Josh Gerben on Philly Special Trademarks

February 20th, 2018|

ESPN has reported on the recent flurry of 'Philly Special' trademark filings.  These applications hope to take advantage of the unconventional touchdown play that occurred during Super Bowl LII. Josh Gerben was quoted by ESPN.com, [...]

1202, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer Quotes Josh Gerben on Trick Play Trademarks

February 12th, 2018|

The Philadelphia Eagles' improbable win in Super Bowl LII.  One of their touchdowns was gained based on quarterback Nick Foles' trick play that has been named the 'Philly Special'.  Some individuals are looking to capitalize [...]

902, 2018

Gerben Law Firm Featured by Washington College of Law

February 9th, 2018|

The Washington College of Law (WCL) featured Gerben Law Firm in a recent article, praising the firm's success. WCL profiled Josh Gerben's personal experience with the law school, and discussed the path he took towards [...]

801, 2018

Time Magazine Quotes Josh Gerben on Trump Trademarks

January 8th, 2018|

Time Magazine quotes Josh Gerben in an article about new trademark applications similar to Trump's campaign slogan - and the lack of enforcement against them.

1411, 2017

Gerben Law Firm Attorneys Authored Bloomberg Law Post About Trademarks and Crowdsourcing Campaigns

November 14th, 2017|

Josh Gerben and Eric Perrott co-authored an article that discusses what businesses who use crowdsourcing campaigns need to consider when it comes to trademark registrations. Here are some excerpts from Mr. Gerben's and Mr. Perrott's [...]

2909, 2017

Eric Perrott Quoted by Bloomberg Law About Pillow Trademark Dispute With Amazon

September 29th, 2017|

Milo & Gabby LLC is involved in a trademark dispute with Amazon, whose case could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.  A lower court ruling stated that Amazon was not liable for the pillowcase [...]

2009, 2017

Eric Perrott Presents to Distinguished USPTO-Invited Foreign Intellectual Property Officials

September 20th, 2017|

As a part of its global training program, the United States Patent and Trademark Office invited foreign officials from multiple Asian countries to the USPTO's Global Intellectual Property Academy for the annual conference on emerging [...]

108, 2017

Eric Perrott Presents at USPTO Roundtable on Trademark Scams

August 1st, 2017|

On July 26, 2017, Gerben Law Firm Attorney Eric Perrott spoke before a roundtable of USPTO officials and other interested parties on fraudulent solicitations. Mr. Perrott explained how these scam e-mails undermine the Firm's relationship [...]

1207, 2017

Corporate Counsel Quoted Josh Gerben Regarding Trademark Symbols

July 12th, 2017|

Corporate Counsel reported on the difference between trademark symbols, and when to use which marks. Josh Gerben was quoted by Corporate Counsel, saying: Use of the symbols may serve as a deterrent for would-be infringers, [...]

1107, 2017

Eric Perrott Quoted by CNBC about Gene Simmons Trademark Application

July 11th, 2017|

In June, Gene Simmons submitted a trademark application to protect the sign of the horns gesture that he has used on stage.  Later that month, he withdrew his application. CNBC wrote about the odds of [...]

305, 2017

Josh Gerben Quoted by Marketwatch Regarding Celebrity Baby Name Trademarks

May 3rd, 2017|

  A recent trademark craze is celebrities filing trademark applications using names of their children.  In this instance, MarketWatch discusses Victoria Beckham's trademark filings made on her daughter's name. Josh Gerben was quoted by MarketWatch [...]

2501, 2017

The New York Times Quotes Josh Gerben Regarding Geographic Center Dispute

January 25th, 2017|

As many as three towns in North Dakota have been called the geographic center of North America.  Rugby, one of the towns, registered a trademark that commemorated this title.  With its recent lapse, a bar [...]

1901, 2017

Josh Gerben Named A Top 10 Trademark Filer in the United States

January 19th, 2017|

Gerben Law Firm is proud to announce that trademark attorney Josh Gerben has been named as one of the top 10 trademark filers in the United States.  In its annual report on top trademark practitioners [...]

1001, 2017

Attorney Eric Perrott to Moderate Panel of Top USPTO Officials at the American Bar Association’s Spring IP Conference

January 10th, 2017|

Trademark Attorney Eric Perrott will moderator a panel at the 32nd Annual International Property Law Conference that involves top USPTO officials, including Commissioner Denison and Chief TTAB Judge Rogers. Session Name: Trademark: The USPTO Speaks: [...]

1808, 2016

Wall Street Journal Law Blog Quotes Josh Gerben on Anti-Trump Mascot Trademark Concerns

August 18th, 2016|

The Democratic National Committee launched an anti-Donald Trump advertising campaign in which it used a Donald Duck mascot to claim the Donald was "ducking" on releasing his tax returns.  The Wall Street Journal Law Blog [...]

1408, 2016

Washington Post Quotes Josh Gerben About Posting Your Kids’ Pictures Online

August 14th, 2016|

One of the greatest Olympians, Michael Phelps, created an Instagram account for his then-3 month old son as an online photobook.  The Washington Post discussed what happens when someone takes and uses your photos without [...]

508, 2016

BloombergBNA Quotes Eric Perrott about Olympics and Social Media

August 5th, 2016|

Eric Perrott, trademark attorney with Gerben Law Firm, was quoted in an article "Olympic Sponsors Must Follow Strict Social Media Rules."

3105, 2016

Eric Perrott Discusses Trademark Law for Marketing Professionals on the Spiral Marketing Podcast

May 31st, 2016|

Trademark Attorney Eric Perrott sits down with the Spiral Marketing Podcast to discuss why trademark law is important to marketing professionals. In this podcast, Eric discusses things marketing professionals should consider with their trademarks. One [...]

2402, 2016

BloombergBNA Quotes Eric Perrott on Social Media E-Commerce

February 24th, 2016|

BloombergBNA reported that many social media sites are deciding to use their messenger applications for e-commerce transactions.  This causes concerns for business owners as it presents new challenges when it comes to policing counterfeit goods. [...]

1811, 2015

Josh Gerben Talks Trademarks on Business Insanity Talk Radio

November 18th, 2015|

Trademark attorney Josh Gerben from Gerben Law Firm chats with Barry Moltz from Business Insanity Talk Radio about trademarks. In the interview Josh reveals some of the most common mistakes that small business owners can [...]

1511, 2015

Josh Talks Redskins Trademark with Podcaster Jimmy Barrett

November 15th, 2015|

  Source: Jimmy Barrettt for Newsradio 1140 WRVA.  November 14 2015 http://1140wrva.iheart.com/media/podcast-jimmy-barrett-RMNPodcasts/federal-judge-rules-against-redskins-trademark-26185914/

309, 2015

Josh Gerben Quoted in World Trademark Review on USPTO Pilot Program

September 3rd, 2015|

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has initiated a new program in which, under limited circumstances, a registrant may amend their trademark registrations if they are no longer able to show proof of use [...]

508, 2015

Josh Gerben quoted by Wall Street Journal about Donald Trump’s Trademark Filing Strategy

August 5th, 2015|

You name it, Donald Trump has tried to stamp his name on it. From restaurants to colognes, Trump has filed for over three hundred trademarks. Josh Gerben was quoted by the Wall Street Journal regarding [...]

807, 2015

Eric Perrott Interviewed by WJLA ABC 7 on Redskins’ Loss of Trademarks

July 8th, 2015|

A longstanding battle between Native American activists and the Washington Redskins has resulted in a judge ordering the cancellation of the Redskins' federal trademark registrations. Eric Perrott explained to WJLA ABC7  that this is more [...]

2005, 2015

Josh Gerben Quoted by The Washington Post About Redskins Knockoffs

May 20th, 2015|

Martin McCaulay has submitted multiple trademark applications for names he thinks the Washington Redskins might use in the future in the hopes that they will come to him with a large payout in exchange for [...]

1502, 2015

Josh Gerben Invited by Fox News as Subject Matter Expert regarding Trademark Dispute

February 15th, 2015|

A news segment on the Fox News network show "America's News HQ" discusses the legal battle between a decades-old New Orleans-based snow cone shop and Monster Energy.  Josh Gerben was interviewed for this segment, and [...]

2301, 2015

Josh Gerben Quoted by NPR about the Redskins Legal Battle with Native Americans

January 23rd, 2015|

The US Department of Justice has now involved itself in the legal battle over the use of ‘Redskins’ that is going on between the Washington football team and Native Americans (and activists). Josh Gerben was [...]

2609, 2014

Wall Street Journal Quoted Josh Gerben about South Park Parody

September 26th, 2014|

In an episode of South Park, an animated show on Comedy Central, the Washington Redskins logo trademark controversy is parodied.  The Wall Street Journal presented the question whether use of the Redskins’ logo on the [...]

1009, 2014

Wall Street Journal Quoted Josh Gerben About Apple Watch Filings

September 10th, 2014|

When it came to deciding on a name for Apple's new wearable watch device, the company attempted to keep the product name quiet by making a trademark filing in Trinidad and Tobago.  Through an international [...]

404, 2014

Wall Street Journal Quotes Josh Gerben about Google “Glass” Filing

April 4th, 2014|

Google has recently attempted to register the term 'Glass' in relation to their Google Glass product.  However, the US Patent and Trademark Office is pushing back on this filing, citing cause for confusion among other [...]

304, 2014

Josh Gerben Hosts Trademark Seminar

April 3rd, 2014|

On April 3, 2014, Josh Gerben hosted a continuing legal education seminar for the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Bar Association titled "Trademark Fundamentals: A to (R)" regarding basic trademark fundamentals such as selection, clearance and registration.

410, 2013

Washington Post Quotes Josh Gerben on Cadbury’s Color Purple Trademark

October 4th, 2013|

After enjoying the exclusive right of “Cadbury” purple on candy bars and drinking chocolate for a decade, the British chocolate maker’s purple power has come to an end due to rival Nestle. Josh Gerben was [...]

2204, 2013

Huffington Post Quotes Josh Gerben on “Boston Strong” Filings

April 22nd, 2013|

Following the Boston Marathon bombing, two parties attempted to register a trademark for the motto “Boston Strong".  Although the intentions behind the filings may not be motivated by personal gain, this brought up the discussion [...]

603, 2013

Wall Street Journal Quotes Josh Gerben on Dr. Dre’s Beats Trademark Battle

March 6th, 2013|

Dr. Dre, a rapper and now entrepreneur, has multiple trademark applications for headphones manufactured by his company, which are called “BEATS.” Since entering the market with the headphones, Beats Electronics has been busy making claims [...]

1702, 2012

Josh Gerben Quoted by the Huffington Post on “Linsanity”

February 17th, 2012|

After point guard Jeremy Lin's rapid accent with the New York Knicks, the term "Linsanity" has emerged in pop culture.  It refers to the recent buzz about everything involving Lin.  He has now applied for [...]

1512, 2010

Gerben Law Firm Featured in ABA Journal

December 15th, 2010|

The ABA Journal recently featured trademark attorney Josh Gerben and Gerben Law Firm’s trademark practice. The article details how Josh Gerben started his practice from scratch and how his entrepreneurial instincts led him to being [...]

212, 2010

Gerben Law Firm Highlighted by LEGAL BISNOW

December 2nd, 2010|

Trademark Attorney Josh Gerben talked to LEGAL BISNOW about this growing trademark practice.  He highlighted how internet marketing is fueling his practice, by investing into search engine optimization and online ads, which result in 90% [...]

1908, 2010

Josh Gerben Files 1,001st Trademark Application

August 19th, 2010|

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Trademark attorney Joshua M. Gerben, Esq., recently filed his 1,001st trademark application.  Mr. Gerben is the founder of Gerben Law Firm. "I am proud to have filed 1001 trademarks, because [...]

1406, 2010

Ranked #3 Trademark Filier in the US

June 14th, 2010|

Corporation Service Company, a leading provider of trademark research and watching, brand monitoring, and domain name management, recently released the 2009  Trademark Insider® Annual Report.   In the report, Mr. Gerben is named the #3 trademark [...]