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Trademark Modernization Act Shakes Up Trademark Law

Trademark Modernization Act

At the end of 2020, most of the country was focused on Covid-relief legislation.  But on December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act was signed into law.  This law promises an overhaul of many aspects of trademark law.  The changes will go into effect at the end of 2021, and will impact the trademark application … Read more

Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks Allowed Registration

Scandalous Trademarks

Occasionally, I’ll speak with someone that wants to register a trademark featuring a curse word.  There are many different ones to choose from, but it seems strange to me that someone would want to build a brand around one.  Until this week, trademark registration was not an option in these cases as Section 2(a) of … Read more

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 more

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