David Sharifi

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  • Sports Trademarks Take Center Stage During NCAA

    During March the NCAA was busy with two things: hosting the March Madness® Tournament, and enforcing the March Madness® trademark against unauthorized infringers as sports trademarks and branding take center stage during the tournament and leading into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The NCAA’s Trademark Protection Program and enforcement actions indicate that the association […]

  • Trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal in USPTO Applications

    Trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal in USPTO Applications When entrepreneurs or business owners file a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an office action or refusal can be issued for the application for a variety reasons, and one of the most common office actions issued is the trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal. […]

  • Tech Startup Trademark Disputes

    When entrepreneurs and tech startup team begin the trademark selection and adoption process, many important legal and marketing considerations are on the table. A brand name, or trademark, is a word or symbol (or sound, or color in some cases), that consumers use to associate the services or goods provided under the mark with the […]