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Are You Offended?: Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks

As we have covered in previous blog posts, not every name or brand is eligible for federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). One of the reasons the USPTO might reject an application to register a…

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Waiting to Enforce your Trademark Rights

*This article is based in part on a presentation moderated by Bridget Labutta during the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association on May 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Owning a trademark brings certain benefits, as well as certain obligations.…

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Why Enroll Your Trademark in the Amazon Brand Registry?

Selling on Amazon is nearly ubiquitous, so it’s imperative to protect your brand – your trademark – across the platform. Amazon has made it easier to do so by overhauling its Brand Registry last year and creating, in their own…

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Here Comes the Rush to Trademark ‘Philly Special’

On February 4, the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history. One of the most memorable moments fans witnessed in that game was a gutsy play that the team called the “Philly Special”: a fourth-and-goal, direct-snap reverse…

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Web

By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made headlines earlier this year for a reason completely unrelated to his politics. Shortly after Cruz announced his candidacy for the next presidential election, the news media discovered that the…

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