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Protecting Your Brand Requires Zealous Policing of Your Marks—Not Just Registration

Having a federally registered mark does not mean your brand is safe from potential infringers. Instead, protecting your brand requires zealous policing of your marks.  As an example, in September, a European cosmetics company, Kroma EU, filed a trademark infringement suit in Florida against the Kardashian sisters alleging they began marketing a competing makeup line, called Khroma, after… 414 more words

Israel Supreme Court Rules on Parallel Importing

The Israel Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning the rights and wrongs of parallel importing and related marketing and advertising. This is the first time that they have ruled on this issue. 957 more words

Intellectual Property

Transferring A Contested Trademark to a Limited Company

Abad Elrazak Abido is the owner of a registered trademark number 244831 for Pama, for shoes. He wishes to transfer ownership to a limited company: Pama Shoe Manufacturers LTD and to a partnership called Pama Porza, and submitted a request for transfer of ownership signed by him and the company. 457 more words

Israel IP

Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Tips!

Free webinars to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses!

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December 9. 85 more words


As Teespring Raises $35 Million, Trademark Issues Persist

Teespring, a three-year-old company that helps anyone manufacture and sell custom T-shirts online, has raised a $35 million investment led by Khosla Ventures. But the company’s mission to turn anyone with a good idea into a clothing entrepreneur has also left it open to a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement. 622 more words


When Just the Licensor is Not Enough

Companies often place their trademarks in a separate subsidiary or affiliated company. And then, sometimes, rather than being the direct “licensor” of the trademarks, the owner will enter into a master license with another subsidiary or affiliate. 337 more words


It's Funky Friday, everyone...weird invention #6

…time for a smile.

The Plastic Wishbone

Documentaries make a big deal about how great inventors perceive opportunities that others do not, but sometimes there’s a good reason those opportunities elude our vision: They’re ridiculous. 174 more words