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Ralph Lauren Parody Mark Cancelled by TTAB

In May, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board sided with Ralph Lauren and cancelled a hilarious trademark. Rather than focusing on the hilarity of the mark and the obvious parody at play here, the TTAB instead focused on the fame of Ralph Lauren’s mark and said that since both of the marks appear on shirts, they don’t need to look ​that​ similar to be likely to be confused. Continue reading

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TEAM QUEST Trademark Battle Rages On

Many people in the Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) community may not know this, but veteran MMA fighters Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland have been locking horns over the name TEAM QUEST since February 2011. Continue reading

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Benefits of Trademark Registration

Why do big companies like, let’s say Yahoo!, bother registering their trademarks with the federal government? You’ve likely seen  those little marks that appear next to logos, brand names, slogans and the like.  You can probably spot one right now … Continue reading

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Helpful Legal Resources!

These sites provide a good overview of Intellectual Property and Technology Law USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) — Research and apply for  federal trademark and patent registration.  USPTO Trademark registration fees start at $325. United States Copyright Office — … Continue reading

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