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US Trademark Office Approves Application To Register The Shape Of A Burger
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently approved registration of the irregular shape of a hamburger patty as a trademark, meaning that the owner of the mark
United States
31 Jan 2019
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Impending WHOIS Data Blackout Is Likely To Impede IP Enforcement
On May 25, 2018, the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. While the regulations are a welcome change for many privacy advocates, they will introduce a new...
European Union
15 May 2018
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Boston Restaurant Could Not Enforce Geographically Descriptive Trademark Against Celebrity Chef
Kimball also counterclaimed — challenging the validity of Epstein's mark on the ground it was geographically descriptive.
United States
31 Aug 2017
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#Covfefe: Trending - But Can You Register It As A Trademark?
President Trump recently tweeted, without context, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". Within minutes, the Internet was ablaze with commentary, speculation, and humor regarding the newly invented term.
United States
27 Jun 2017
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Does IP Law Protect Cake And Pastry Designs?
A chef who created a cake for President Obama's inauguration in 2013 recently tweeted a photograph showing two cakes. According to the chef, one was created for the Obama inauguration...
United States
14 Feb 2017
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Ten Resolutions For A Happy And Healthy Trademark Portfolio
Identify your Marks. Look at the trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos and other source identifiers ("Marks") you currently use in your business. Even colors, textures, sounds and smells can...
United States
6 Jan 2017
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Supreme Court Redefines Scope Of Legal Protection For Design of 3D Objects
Here's important legal news for product designers, manufacturers and distributors.
United States
12 Dec 2016
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Lack Of Documentary Evidence Sinks Two Recent Trademark Applications
Business owners do not have to wait until they are actually using a trademark in commerce before seeking to register it with the Trademark Office.
United States
1 Nov 2016
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Thinking Of Licensing Your Brand Abroad?
Licensing a trademark abroad - for manufacture or distribution of goods or services - is not easy. Local laws can impact the enforceability of your agreements.
United States
10 Oct 2016
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Will Brexit Impact My Trademark Rights In Europe?
While the UK has voted to leave the European Union, it is expected to take at least two years for that to occur.
European Union
27 Jun 2016
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