Supreme Court Allows Registration of THE SLANTS Trademark

SLANTS Trademark

Last year I wrote about an upcoming Supreme Court case that would have important repercussions for trademark law.  The Supreme Court released their decision in that case (now named Matal v. Tam) this morning.  The case centered around Simon Tam, bassist and founder of a rock band called The Slants.  Tam tried to register his THE … Read moreSupreme Court Allows Registration of THE SLANTS Trademark

COVFEFE Trademark Applications Likely To Be Rejected

Covfefe Trademark

A few weeks ago, President Trump made a tweet typo (or did he?) that was highly publicized.  And when a new work or phrase goes viral, becoming part of our cultural lexicon, you can count on one thing:  someone is going to try and claim trademark rights to it.  The COVFEFE trademark was included in ten … Read moreCOVFEFE Trademark Applications Likely To Be Rejected

New Amazon Brand Registry Requires Trademark Registration

Amazon Brand Registry

The online marketplace can seem a bit like the Wild West when it comes to protecting your trademark rights.  That is the case whether you’re talking about Amazon, Etsy, eBay, or other sites.  But Amazon is taking steps to help business owners protect their trademarks through its Amazon Brand Registry program.  The program has become very … Read moreNew Amazon Brand Registry Requires Trademark Registration