Category Archives: Trademarks

In the name of Santa Claus

It seems like Christmas is getting earlier and earlier, with Santa holiday advertisements appearing even before Halloween or Thanksgiving.  With Santa appearing so often and so long, overpowering almost every other holiday, one has to wonder who owns Santa.  I … Continue reading

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What Exactly is Trade Dress?

Trade dress is a legal term which generally refers to the type of protection which extends towards the way something looks and feels.  Like other areas of trademark law, trade dress law protects against consumer confusion.  Trade dress protection extends … Continue reading

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Your Intellectual Property Questions Answered

As an Intellectual Property Law firm, we are constantly being asked about the types of intellectual property. Many people know that they want their intellectual property (ie., inventions, ideas, art, writing, etc.) protected, but they are unsure as to what … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property: the Types, the Benefits, and How We Can Help

In the modern world, intellectual property protection is becoming ever more important.  We are constantly seeing headlines about billion dollar intellectual property disputes between tech giants like Google, Samsung and Apple.  Most often, these articles jump right into the details … Continue reading

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Samsung guilty of willful Patent Infringement, owes a billion to Apple

As news about the recent verdict in Apple’s patent infringement suit against Samsung makes the rounds on the internet, we thought it would helpful to provide a little insight. However, for those who are interested the amended verdict is available … Continue reading

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Tweets Aren’t Trade Secrets

The explosive expansion of social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have given rise to numerous intellectual property issues, including the ownership and value of a “Friend,” “Like” or “Tweet.”  A recent case PhoneDog v. Noah Kravitz may … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen Trademarks

Charlie Sheen has recently filed 22 Trademark Applications related to many of his catchphrases, including “Duh, Winning” and “Tiger Blood,” according to reports.

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Trademark Infringement Litigation

There are standards that must be met for admissibility of expert testimony in trademark infringement actions. Experts may have their methods challenged before they take the stand. Expert testimony may be excluded as speculative and unreliable if an expert’s methods … Continue reading

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Trade Dress Protections

Trade dress is governed by the same set of laws that protect unregistered trademarks. While traditional trademark law protects words or logos, trade dress law protects the total packaging and design of a product. Because trade dress often serves the … Continue reading

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