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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 […]

  • New Media Law

    The field of media law has become increasingly more important as industry continues to forge ahead into the current digital age. The fragmented nature of today’s media landscape continues to highlight the potential for new or enhanced legal issues. “New Media Law” refers, generally, to legal issues impacting the media and telecommunications industries, such as […]

  • Technology Startup Website Copyright Registration Strategies

    Website copyright registration for technology startups can take many forms according to the predominant copyrightable content. Owners of Technology startup websites, like websites of other companies, sometimes require legal protection including website copyright registration, patent filing and protection, and trademark protection among other types of intellectual property barrier strategies.  When any text, images, video, graphics, […]

  • Trademark Abandonment for Failure to Respond to Office Action

    Trademark Abandonment can attach to Applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) who face Office Actions and miss the six (6) month deadline to file a formal response. Under the USPTO rules, if the USPTO does not receive a response within this period, the application is declared abandoned and a Notice of […]

  • Trademark Infringement Attorney Explains Likelihood of Confusion Factors

    Trademark infringement is one of the most serious allegations against a technology startup, entrepreneurs, or small business when choosing filing for registration of a new trademark, brand, or logo, with or without a trademark attorney. If a brand or trademark is deemed to potentially constitute trademark infringement because it is likely to cause confusion, the […]

  • E-Commerce Trademark Attorneys’ Role in Amazon Brand Verification Process

    Federal Trademark Registration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides many brand protection benefits to e-commerce startups and small businesses selling goods on Amazon.com, sometimes this protection requires the involvement of an E-Commerce trademark attorney or other intellectual law firm or lawyer. Under the new Amazon Brand Registry process E-Commerce Trademark Attorneys […]

  • Trademark Law Blog - Mark Description In USPTO Applications

    Federal Trademark Applications’ Drawing Requirement Explained For Entrepreneurs

    During the trademark application process, entrepreneurs, technology startups, and other brand-owners seeking federal trademark registration through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may be required to submit a drawing of the trademark with their federal trademark application documents. Drawing Requirements Brand Names In US Trademark Application Process The drawing, also known as a […]

  • Confidentiality Agreement Tested As First Amendment Trumps President’s Prior Restraint Effort

    Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, has been making headlines since she publicly disclosed her past “intimate relationship” with President Donald Trump despite being under an iron clad confidentiality agreement that is now being tested under contract theory and First Amendment law in a Los Angeles district court. Clifford is at […]

  • Trademark Registration Filing Costs for Technology Strartups

    Technology startups who wish to protect their brand name, slogan, or logo often include filing costs as among the primary considerations that drive their federal trademark application drafting and filing strategy. Unlike patents which can costs $5,000 to $15,000 to issue, trademark filing costs are generally more affordable for technology entrepreneurs to manage and budget for. […]