Crazy Year Causes Trademark Challenges to Corona Brand and Goodwill

In a year that is unlike any other, the pandemic has wrecked havoc on the trademark for Corona. First, consumers were confused about the association of the beer with the virus.  Then, as a result of increased demand for alcoholic beverages, Corona was sued as a result of sales of fruity fizzy flavored beverages.  One Read more about Crazy Year Causes Trademark Challenges to Corona Brand and Goodwill[…]

In surprise move, Copyright Office can decide Copyright Infringement Cases

COVID Relief includes Copyright provisions Last night, as part of the latest round of COVID relief, Congress enacted new intellectual property regulations within the proposed legislation.  There are almost 100 pages of new intellectual property regulations within the COVID-19 appropriations bill.  The new legislation has not yet been signed by the President.  Based on the Read more about In surprise move, Copyright Office can decide Copyright Infringement Cases[…]

Counterfeiting costs american businesses billions each year. As a result of increased online shopping, this year there are increased sales of counterfeit merchandise.

How to Protect Goodwill and Good Cheer During the Holidays

Christmas Counterfeiting As a result of Christmas Counterfeiting, a business’s goodwill and its good cheer can go down the drain this holiday season.  This Christmas, counterfeiting is an issue because many of us are purchasing holiday presents online without ever seeing the products or the sellers.  Over 80% of all consumer products were purchased online Read more about How to Protect Goodwill and Good Cheer During the Holidays[…]

Washington Redskins new name may involve 5 steps Trademarking a New Name

5 Steps To Trademarking a New Name

Based on the trademark issues when Washington decided to change their football team’s name, you should follow the following 5 steps when choosing a new trademark.

Trademark infringement litigation is used to enforce trademark rights during a pandemic

Trademark Rights during a Pandemic

Enforcing Trademark Rights during a Pandemic In an unlikely scenario, 3M has filed a lawsuit against a reseller of N95 surgical masks to enforce its trademark rights during a pandemic. The reseller, a medical supply company selling surgical masks to NY City for use during the pandemic, was price-gouging city officials.  3M brought suit against Read more about Trademark Rights during a Pandemic[…]

Trademarking government symbols

Trademarking Images of Uncle Sam

Trademarking Governmental Symbols Trademark Law protects a business from unlawful competition by preventing consumer confusion.  Trademarks can be a word, symbol, phrase, sound, scent, packaging or look and feel used to distinguish a particular manufacturer’s or seller’s products from the products of another. Generally, trademarks make it easier for consumers to identify the source of Read more about Trademarking Images of Uncle Sam[…]

Intellectual Property Law Updates

Intellectual Property Updates

Intellectual Property Law Update Patent Congress released a draft of proposed patent legislation to address the ongoing problem with Subject Matter Rejections, namely, 101 Rejections.  The proposed new patent law proposes that patents should be awarded to: Whoever invents or discovers any useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any useful improvement thereof, may Read more about Intellectual Property Updates[…]