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USPTO Combatting Scams With Federal Trademark Registration
Author: Libby Babu VargheseDate: September 14, 2021
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is using federal trademark registration to combat the growing number of scams targeting its users. While it is certainly ironic that the USPTO is seeking to register its own trademarks with the USPTO, the more significant takeaway should be the value of obtaining registered trademark protection.
“Like any other brand owner facing infringement by third parties, if we have federal trademark registrations, they will help us take appropriate legal action as needed to protect the USPTO brand from improper use by those trying to impersonate or falsely claim affiliation or endorsement with the USPTO,” David Gooder, Commissioner for Trademarks, wrote in a recent blog post.
Divided Supreme Court Narrows Doctrine of Patent Assignor Estoppel
In Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court declined to abolish the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel......
Candy Brands Filing Trademark Suits Over Cannabis Copycats
Mars Wrigley is the latest candy manufacturer to file suit against companies for selling cannabis-infused edibles in packaging that mimics...
Will Your Business Be Impacted by the Current Trademark Surge at the USPTO?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently acknowledged that it is facing a surge in trademark filings... The U.S....
Supreme Court Sides with Google in Landmark Copyright Suit
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Google’s inclusion of Oracle’s software code in its Android mobile operating system constituted...
Scarinci Hollenbeck’s David Einhorn Decides Domain Dispute Involving Bill Gates’ Investment Co.
May 26, 2021
Partner David Einhorn recently served as arbitrator in a high-profile domain name dispute involving Bill Gates’ investment firm, Cascade Investment,...
May the Taste of Food be Eligible for Copyright Protection?
May 13, 2021
In Levola Hengelo BV v. Smilde Food BV (Case C-310/17), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently...
Court Rules American Girl Must Face Astronomer’s False Endorsement Suit Over Astronaut Doll
March 24, 2021
Photo caption: Lucianne M. Walkowicz photo courtesy of: TED.com American Girl photo courtesy of: Toybook.com In a recent trademark lawsuit,...
Peloton Claims Genericide in Seeking to Cancel Spinning Trademark
March 24, 2021
Despite having one of the most popular high-end exercise bikes, Peloton Interactive, Inc. can’t use the terms “spin” and “spinning” when...
Trademark Modernization Act – Understanding Key Provisions of the New Law
March 19, 2021
The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) is now law... The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) is now law. The legislation, which makes...
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