Whenever there is an important Supreme Court ruling in trademark law, I like to write summaries about the case. Recently, the Supreme Court made its ruling in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc. This case dealt with trademark infringement damages, and when they can be awarded. Before this case, there was a split in the … Read more SCOTUS Lowers Bar for Trademark Infringement Damages
Although I have spent a lot of time blogging about the dangers of DIY/document prep trademark services like LegalZoom or Trademark Engine, it is clear that these big non-law firms aren’t going anywhere soon. In fact, this industry appears to be growing. Unfortunately, so is the number of customers that have had poor experiences because … Read more Trademark Plus Reviews Overwhelmingly Negative
The Trademark Office may reject your application for many reasons. Several of these have to do with the distinctiveness of your trademark. If you have a mark that is not inherently distinctive, you may need to seek registration on the Supplemental Register. However, there are some cases where a trademark gains “acquired distinctiveness,” also referred to … Read more What Is Acquired Distinctiveness for Trademarks?
If you have filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, there is a good chance that you will be targeted as part of some scam. It is, unfortunately, pretty common for applicants to receive fake bills in the mail after filing. One such company sending out these scam invoices is WTP. … Read more WTP Trademark Scam Targets Trademark Applicants