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Design Inspiration or Trademark Infringement?

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery — but when it comes to trademark law, it can land you in legal hot water if you’re not careful. Whether you’re a fashion designer, graphic designer, or your company works with a creative team to… Read More
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Disney Intellectual Property Issues: United’s “Teen Tink” Trademark Rejected

Disney is no stranger to intellectual property issues and trademark infringement lawsuits. The company recently prevailed in a decade-long trademark dispute, halting United Trademark Holdings Inc. from registering trademarks for its “Teen Tink” a… Read More
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USPTO Shuts Down Trademark Bid from Domain Registry Company

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to reject Vox’s .SUCKS trademark applications filed in 2018. The domain registry operator submitted two application… Read More
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Trademark disclaimer concept

What is a Trademark Disclaimer?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has strict guidelines regarding trademark registration. Critically, there are certain marks — or portions of marks — that cannot be registered because they are not sufficiently distinct. These are mar… Read More
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Class 003 Trademarks

Registering your cosmetics, skin care, hair care, beauty supplies or cleaning substance trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the most important measure you can take to shield your brand from misuse by competitors. B… Read More
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Trademark Fair Use Concept

What is Trademark Fair Use?

When you register your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you have taken the most important step to protect your brand from misuse by others. However, there are still a limited number of situations in which a third… Read More
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Copyright vs. Trademark vs. Patent: What is the Difference?

Intellectual property refers to works created by the mind. These can include inventions, visual art, literature, music, designs, symbols, and other creations. There are several types of intellectual property rights that can protect these types of wor… Read More
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