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1410, 2019

The Columbus Dispatch Quotes Josh Gerben on Ohio State’s “THE” Trademark Application

October 14th, 2019|

The Ohio State University recently filed a trademark application for the word "THE."  The filing made national headlines as many wondered how anyone could own a trademark on just the word "THE." Josh Gerben was [...]

1109, 2019

Bloomberg Law Quoted Josh Gerben About the refusal of Ohio State University’s “THE” Trademark Filing

September 11th, 2019|

The Ohio State University’s trademark application for “THE” has been initially refused by the USPTO.  However, there is a chance that the application could be approved if OSU decides to re-submit specimens that show proper [...]

1109, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quoted Josh Gerben about the initial refusal of Ohio State University’s “THE” Trademark Application

September 11th, 2019|

                                                                    The Ohio State [...]

1109, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quote Josh Gerben About “TACO TUESDAY”‘s USPTO Refusal

September 11th, 2019|

                           The USPTO has recently refused LeBron James' "TACO TUESDAY" trademark filing.  They cite that the mark does not meet the requirements for [...]

1109, 2019

The New York Times Quotes Josh Gerben about Lebron James’ “Taco Tuesday” Trademark Refusal

September 11th, 2019|

LeBron James' trademark application for "Taco Tuesday" has been initially refused by the USPTO. LeBron James' team claims they made the filing to ensure protection from liability should they use the phrase in projects or [...]

409, 2019

FM 96.9 The Game Talks with Josh Gerben About LeBron James’ “TACO TUESDAY” Trademark Filing

September 4th, 2019|

LeBron James' company, LBJ Trademarks, recently filed a trademark registration for "TACO TUESDAY." The filing indicates that LeBron is looking to start a podcast by the name 'Taco Tuesday.' Josh Gerben spoke with FM 96.6 [...]

3108, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quoted Josh Gerben About Lebron James’ “Taco Tuesday” Trademark Filing

August 31st, 2019|

Lebron James has filed a trademark application for "TACO TUESDAY".  Based on the filing, he will be using it in a variety of media mediums, including blogs, social media advertising, and podcasts. Josh Gerben was [...]

2308, 2019

NBC Sports Quoted Josh Gerben about “TOM TERRIFIC”‘s USPTO Refusal

August 23rd, 2019|

Tom Brady's filing for "TOM TERRIFIC" has received an initial rejection by the USPTO.  Apparently, the USPTO has agreed with other Tom Seaver fans in believing the trademark could be falsely associated with the baseball [...]

1308, 2019

CNN Quotes Josh Gerben about Ohio State’s “THE” Trademark Filing

August 13th, 2019|

The Ohio State University filed a trademark for the word “The” earlier this month. Josh Gerben was quoted by NBC News discussing the filing and chances of whether it gets registered: "In order for a [...]

1308, 2019

NBC News Quotes Josh Gerben about Ohio State’s “THE” Trademark Filing

August 13th, 2019|

The Ohio State University filed a trademark for the word "The" earlier this month. Josh Gerben was quoted by NBC News discussing the filing and chances of whether it gets registered: Application No. 88571984, filed [...]

608, 2019

SportsRadio 94WIP Talks with Josh Gerben About the Phillie Phanatic Lawsuit

August 6th, 2019|

The Philadelphia Phillies have recently filed a federal lawsuit regarding their mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.  Owners of a design firm that is well known to the puppeteer industry are claiming that they are owned a [...]

208, 2019

World Trademark Review Quotes Josh Gerben on Chinese Law Firm’s Attempt to Purchase US Trademarks

August 2nd, 2019|

US law firms have reported an increase in emails from Chinese counterparts representing clients seeking to purchase idle US trademark registrations.  The explanation behind is most likely related to the USPTO rule requiring foreign trademark [...]

3007, 2019

AdAge Quotes Josh Gerben about Amazon’s “FREE MEEK” Trademark Filing

July 30th, 2019|

Amazon has filed a trademark application for “FREE MEEK” just two weeks before the launch of its upcoming docuseries about the Philadelphia rapper Meek Mills. Josh Gerben was quoted by AdAge discussing the filing in [...]

1907, 2019

World Trademark Review Quotes Josh Gerben About USPTO’s Appearance At Congressional Hearing

July 19th, 2019|

The USPTO was invited to speak before a Congressional hearing yesterday that discussed regarding the ability for unauthorized individuals to change information on trademark applications and registrations.  The global marketplace can feel the implications of [...]

307, 2019

World Trademark Review Quotes Josh Gerben and Eric Perrott about USPTO’s New Rule For Foreign Applicants

July 3rd, 2019|

On August 3rd, the USPTO will enact a new rule that requires foreign applicants to use a US licensed attorney when filing for a trademark.  This rule is being enacted in response to the recent [...]

2606, 2019

The New Orleans Advocate Quotes Josh Gerben about Zion Williamson’s “Let’s Dance” trademark filings

June 26th, 2019|

Days after the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Zion Williamson to their team, both he and the team filed a trademark for the phrase "Let's Dance".  However, the Pelicans have since withdrawn their application.  Afterwards, Williamson [...]

2406, 2019

Portland Business Journal Quotes Josh Gerben About Kawhi Leonard-Nike Trademark Litigation

June 24th, 2019|

The 2019 NBA Finals' MVP Kawhi Leonard has brought a lawsuit against Nike regarding a logo protected by a Nike-owned copyright.  Leonard and his attorneys have just agreed to give Nike more time to formally [...]

606, 2019

The Boston Globe Quotes Josh Gerben about ‘Tom Terrific’ Trademark

June 6th, 2019|

Tom Brady has filed an attempt to protect the mark "TOM TERRIFIC".  While he filed it in hopes of blocking other individuals from making a profit off of him, he may run into an issue [...]

1605, 2019

Fortune Quotes Josh Gerben about Kylie Jenner’s Trademark Applications

May 16th, 2019|

Kylie Jenner is looking to expand her retail presence.  She has recently filed over 25 trademark applications that indicate she intends to enter into the baby retail and hair industries. Josh Gerben was quoted by [...]

1405, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quote Josh Gerben About Joel Embiid’s Trademark Applications

May 14th, 2019|

NBA player Joel Embiid finally has a registered trademark.  His application for "TRUST THE PROCESS" to be used with clothing apparel has recently been granted registration status with the USPTO. Josh Gerben was quoted by [...]

1005, 2019

Fortune Magazine quoted Josh Gerben about Victoria’s Secret FIRST LOVE Trademark Filings

May 10th, 2019|

Victoria's Secret has been involved in a public feud with competitor ThirdLove since Vogue interviewed a few VS executives around the time of their eponymous fashion show last year.  Now, the company behind Victoria's Secret [...]

3004, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quote Josh Gerben about NFL’s Duluth Eskimos Trademark Application

April 30th, 2019|

The NFL filed a trademark application for the mark "DULUTH ESKIMOS".  The way the trademark application was drafted led to speculation that the NFL could have a team play a game as the 'DULLUTH ESKIMOS' [...]

2504, 2019

Multiple Media Outlets Quote Josh Gerben about Nike’s CRYPTOKICKS Trademark Application

April 25th, 2019|

On April 19 Nike applied for the mark "CRYPTOKICKS".  According to the application, Nike is planning to launch its own crytpocurrency called CRYPTOKICKS.  After finding and analyzing the filing via Twitter, Josh Gerben was interviewed [...]

2504, 2019

Gerben Law Firm’s Eric Perrott recognized by the American Bar Association

April 25th, 2019|

Gerben Law Firm is pleased to announce Attorney Eric Perrott has been recognized by the American Bar Association for Outstanding Leadership Contribution. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Eric attended the ABA’s annual Spring Conference Leadership [...]

1804, 2019

Portland Business Journal Quotes Josh Gerben About Nike’s FOOTWARE Trademark Application

April 18th, 2019|

Last month, Nike applied for a trademark application for the mark 'FOOTWARE.'  The application indicated that Nike intends to offer a 'FOOTWARE' branded product that will allow users to interact with other smart devices.  This [...]

1604, 2019

Forbes Quoted Josh Gerben about USPTO’s Rejection of Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Trademarks

April 16th, 2019|

A few months ago, Josh Gerben reported on trademarks filed by the Dallas Mavericks for EL MATADOR and THE MATADOR.  The trademarks were filed because 'THE MATADOR' had become a nickname for rookie-of-the-year candidate Luka [...]

804, 2019

Josh Gerben Discusses USPTO’s Backlog of Cannabis-Related Trademarks with World Trademark Review

April 8th, 2019|

With some states having legalized various forms of marijuana usage over the past few months, there has been a increase in the number of marijuana-related trademark applications being filed.  However, it appears that the USPTO [...]

404, 2019

Multiple Alabama Publications Quoted Josh Gerben about Auburn University NCAA-Related Trademark Filings

April 4th, 2019|

The same day that Auburn University reached its first Final Four, the University filed a trademark for “Draining Threes and Rolling Trees”. The trademark application indicated that the University is planning to launch a clothing [...]

1403, 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Quoted Josh Gerben About USPTO’s HAPPY VALLEY Trademark Decision

March 14th, 2019|

The USPTO recently rejected Penn State University's attempt to file a trademark for "HAPPY VALLEY" to be used on various apparel items.  The government's examining attorney stated that the mark was too descriptive to become [...]

1303, 2019

Corporate Counsel Interviewed Eric Perrott About Fraudulent Attorney Information on Trademark Filings

March 13th, 2019|

A Canadian patent attorney was recently alerted to the fact that her name was fraudulently used in the filing of US trademark applications by Chinese applicants.  It is suspected that this was done to circumvent [...]

2402, 2019

World Trademark Review Quoted Josh Gerben About Need to Address USPTO System Security

February 24th, 2019|

Many US attorneys have recently reported receiving emails asking to use their attorney name and information on a US trademark application for foreign applicant that they have not previously worked with.  Some believe this has [...]

2002, 2019

Law360 Quoted Josh Gerben About Celebrities Suing Gentlemen’s Clubs Over Unauthorized Use of Images

February 20th, 2019|

There has been a recent wave of litigation where models and other celebrities have been suing gentlemen's clubs.  The crux of the lawsuits is that the plaintiffs' images are being used in an authorized manner [...]

802, 2019

AdvertisingAge Quoted Josh Gerben About Campbell’s Registration of “Chunky”

February 8th, 2019|

Campbell Soup Company was recently granted a trademark registration for the word "Chunky" in relation to the eponymous soups.  Although the USPTO could have rejected the application as being too descriptive, Campbell's submitted large amounts [...]

3101, 2019

Gerben Law Firm Recognized as a Top Trademark Firm for Prosecution And Strategy

January 31st, 2019|

Gerben Law Firm has been recognized as a top firm by the World Trademark Review for trademark prosecution and strategy.  The honor by World Trademark Review puts Gerben Law Firm, a trademark boutique, in the [...]

1001, 2019

The Action Network Quotes Josh Gerben About Madison Square Garden’s New Trademark Filing

January 10th, 2019|

Madison Square Garden is looking to add another trademark to their existing portfolio.  They recently filed a USPTO application for the mark "MSG" for sports-betting mobile applications and tournaments.  However, the company has stated they [...]

301, 2019

Forbes Quoted Josh Gerben about the Dallas Mavericks’ Filings with Luka Doncic’s Nickname

January 3rd, 2019|

The Dallas Mavericks have file two trademarks for the nickname of Luka Doncic, their star forward.  These applications could run into an issue with the USPTO because it presents the issue of whether a professional [...]

201, 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Quotes Josh Gerben about Penn State’s “Happy Valley” Trademark Application

January 2nd, 2019|

Penn State University has filed a trademark application to protect the phrase "Happy Valley".  Officials from Penn State were quoted as stating they want this application to be a deterrent against third-parties from using the [...]

201, 2019

Josh Gerben was quoted by Star Tribune about Vikings “Bring It All” Trademark Application

January 2nd, 2019|

The Minnesota Vikings applied for the trademark "Bring It All", hoping to capitalize on the phrase while marching towards a Super Bowl win.  Unfortunately, that hope was dashed when they were eliminated from playoff contention [...]

3112, 2018

Gerben Law Firm Trademark Law Scholarship Awarded to Kira-Khanh McCarthy

December 31st, 2018|

Gerben Law Firm is pleased to announce that their 2018 Trademark Law Scholarship has been awarded to Kira-Khanh McCarthy.  Kira is a second year law student at Notre Dame, where she serves as Vice President [...]

2812, 2018

Josh Gerben Quoted by NBC Sports About Miami Miracle Trademark

December 28th, 2018|

The Miami Dolphins pulled off a spectacular play to win at the last moment against the New England Patriots in Week 14.  Now, just as past sports teams have done, they have filed a trademark [...]

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 [...]