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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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Nike Trademark Lawsuit Against StockX Over Sneaker NFTs

Nike, Inc. recently took legal action against StockX LLC based on its alleged infringement of Nike’s well-known trademark in connection with its non-fungible token (“NFT”) marketplace. The athletic wear retail giant claimed in its lawsuit that… Read More
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The Boring Company Battles The Boring Snack Company Over Trademark Rights

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has seen his share of lawsuits, but a recent trademark dispute was anything but “boring.” In fact, it involved one of the entrepreneur’s other ventures — an infrastructure firm named The Boring Company (TBC). When the Dela… Read More
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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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Buc-ee’s Trademark Lawsuit Sheds Light on Name and Branding Issues

Texas-based gas station and convenience store Buc-ee’s recently filed a trademark lawsuit against an individual who opened stores with allegedly similar branding. Known for its beaver mascot and distinct bold red lettering, Buc-ee’s alleges that… Read More
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Cleveland Guardians Baseball and Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Settle Trademark Lawsuit

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team recently settled a trademark lawsuit commenced by the local roller derby team over rights to the name “Cleveland Guardians.” The action arose following the baseball franchise’s decision to change its mon… Read More
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Likelihood of Confusion in the Trademark Registration Process

The purpose of registering a trademark is to protect your unique brand from being used or misappropriated by others. Significantly, trademark registration doesn’t only safeguard your distinct mark from being used without your permission — it also… Read More
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Activision and TactiVision Fight it Out in Trademark Litigation

When you invest the time and effort to apply for a registered trademark for your brand, logo, catchphrase, or identifying mark, the work doesn’t stop there. Situations can arise that force you to challenge another trademark application or initiate… Read More
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Apple Memoji Trademark Lawsuit

If you own a cellphone, computer, or television you have probably heard of the technology giant, Apple Inc. Many companies are eager to challenge Apple’s dominance in the tech market, including a small, Atlanta-based company called Social Technolog… Read More
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