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Why Understanding Territorial Trademark Protection Requirements is Crucial to Cross-Border Branding Protection Strategies

A recent story out of Ireland highlights the importance of understanding territorial trademark protection requirements when registering trademarks—both at home and abroad.

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Marni Soupcoff: Canadians should be envious of the U.S.' liberal approach to controversial speech

The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a band’s right to trademark an “offensive” name. It was a victory for Asian-American dance-rockers The Slants, who meant their name to be a progressive provocation rather than a disparaging slur (although the word has been used to negatively stereotype Asians). 863 more words

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Who actually used it in the Philippines?

BATA BRANDS S.A.R.L. (“Opposer”) filed an opposition to the trademark application filed by Michell Cheng Yeung (“Respondent-Applicant”) for the COMFIT & DEVICE mark in Classes 9, 14, 18, 25 and 30. 1,207 more words

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SCOTUS Reshapes Lanham Act: The Slants, the Washington Redskins and Those Seeking to Register Subjectively Offensive Trademarks Celebrate

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court, in one decision, both struck a blow for civil liberties and free speech and opened the floodgates to the registration of subjectively offensive trademarks.   241 more words

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Offensive Trademarks

  A Washington Redskins helmet. (AP)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. 786 more words


Taylor Swift Files Nine Trademarks For the Word 'Swifties' B

Taylor Swift Files Nine Trademarks For the Word ‘Swifties’ B

Justices Strike Down Law Banning Disparaging Trademarks

WASHINGTON — In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government may not refuse to register potentially offensive names. 1,083 more words

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