With increasing frequency, scam artists are targeting trademark registrants with suspicious-looking “snail mail” asking the registrant to send
Patent vs Trademark
It’s not uncommon for us to get calls from prospective clients who want us to “patent their logo,” or otherwise incorrectly try to use intellectual
Keeping Up with the Kylies . . . KYLIE Who?
When you think of KYLIE, who comes to mind – Minogue or Jenner? The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is about to address this very question. The
Kering Fights Alibab for all Brand Owners?
As the world’s largest online retailer, Alibaba regularly encounters trouble with brand owners for counterfeits sold on its websites. On May 5, 2015,
Small Business Owner Shocked to Find her Design at Target
A clothing designer in Oregon was shocked to find Target selling an almost identical copy of a shirt she designed and has been selling in her online
Pinterest Fighting Hard for “Pin it” Trademark Rights
Social media giant Pinterest Inc. and travel startup site Pintrips Inc. are currently battling it out in court over their similar sounding names and
Burden of Proof is on the Plaintiff in Trademark Disputes
In trademark infringement disputes, the plaintiff is responsible for proving that infringement has taken place. The plaintiff must prove to the court
Should I Just Hand Over My Domain?
Real-life examples of trademark disputes are always interesting. Some cases are clear cut and quick to resolve, but many fall into the gray zone of
Craft Breweries Get Fractious About “Innovation”
Trademark disputes are very common in the business world. Most of the time, these disputes are worked out quietly between the affected parties. If,