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Another University Trademark Case

Here is another trademark case involving use of a University trademark. This case involves the University of Alabama and a sports artist. This case shares many similarities with the UT Tower trademark case I am currently involved in. The question is… Read More
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UT Tower Car Wash Case

I am currently awaiting word on summary judgment regarding the UT Tower car wash case. This case has gotten a lot of local coverage. Read More
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What the heck is Trade Dress?

Most people are familiar with trademarks in logos and words. However, a lot fewer people realize that the actual packaging for a product and the design of a product can serve the same function as a trademark. This is known as Trade Dress. One promine… Read More
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Why You Should Register Your Trademark

Many people seem unaware of the importance of obtaining a Trademark Registration for their brand. Whether you are a small band, a large corporation, or anything in between, a Trademark Registration is vital. Now many lawyers when asked why a Trademar… Read More
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The Importance of the Trademark

One aspect of the entertainment industry that I see even my most sophisticated clients ignore is branding and trademarks. The function of a trademark is to help consumers distinguish between the source of goods and services. So for example, seeing th… Read More
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Monster Trademark Story

There was an excellent trademark story in the Wall Street Journal this weekend here that illustrates very well the issues this blog is intended to address. This story details how Monster Cable Products, Inc. has challenged hundreds of trademarks to t… Read More
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Categories: Trademark Law

Wisconsin Slogan Possible Trademark Issues

Wisconsin’s new state slogan “Live Like You Mean It” is causing a bit of a stir among some trademark holders. Although no lawsuits are pending or threatened some have voiced concern. Apparently, “live like you mean it” h… Read More
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March Madness Trademark History

With the March Madness Tournament right around the corner I thought today would be a good day to inform those who don’t know the interesting history surrounding “March Madness.” The tournament didn’t really take off until afte… Read More
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Trademarks and the Ice Cream Truck

I came across an interesting piece of intellectual property news today. Apparently the ice cream jingle many of us remember rushing outside to intercept in the middle of summer is trademarked by Mister Softee. A small New Jersey company, Danny’… Read More
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Trademark Extortion

This is an article that I think is of real relevance to this blog. It’s author is Professor Ken Port, past winner of the LADAS award which is presented to the best article concerning trademark law in the world. I was a research assistant to Pro… Read More
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Categories: Articles, Trademark Law

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