While we most often think of trademarks as names, logos, or slogans, there are many other types as well. A scent trademark is exceedingly rare, but does exist. You might think that they would be more common. After all, you frequently hear that scent strongly tied to memory. However, it is difficult to register a … Read moreHasbro Registers Scent Trademark for Play-Doh
In a previous post, I discussed trademark scams and how they are used to defraud individuals and businesses out of large amounts of money. Today I thought I would revisit this issue and provide another example. A client recently came to me with the above PTMI Patent and Trademark Institute notice. I want to use … Read moreSCAM ALERT: Patent and Trademark Institute
One frequent question I get is whether someone can (or should) own a trademark as an individual, or whether they need a corporation, LLC, or other business entity. When applying to register your trademark, this is a question that you will need to answer. There are some good reasons why you should create a business … Read moreDo I Need a Business Entity for My Trademark?
If you are looking for a trademark attorney, you will notice that they offer several types of trademark search services. The most common searches are: common law, state, and federal. While my practice focuses on the latter, today I want to discuss the common law trademark search. What Is the Common Law Trademark Search? To … Read moreDo I Need a Common Law Trademark Search?