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It's the other white-gloved mouse. Duh!

John Welch at the TTABlog—an incredible source for all things TTAB—recently reported about the TTAB’s decision to reverse an examining attorney’s contention that the following mark is associated with Disney and Mickey Mouse: 710 more words


The UK Intellectual Property Office Publishes Corporate Plan 2017-2020

It is now generally accepted that intellectual property (IP) is valuable and important to the UK’s economic well-being with IP essential for innovation and growth.  The UK government aims to make the UK the best place to innovate, patent new ideas and set up and grow a business as well as to protect IP.  122 more words


Can a 3D perfume Bottle be Registered as a Trademark?

Christian Dior submitted Israel Trademark Application Number 264427 for a 3-dimensional perfume bottle as shown.

The Application was submitted on 16 April 2014 for perfumes, perfumery products, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, extracts of perfumes; perfumed body milk, body oils and body lotions, perfumed body lotion and shower gel, perfumed bath lotions and gels, soaps, perfumed shampoo; make-up products for the face, the eyes, the lips, cosmetics products for the nails and nails care; all included in class 3. 2,958 more words

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This ruling considers whether a combination of two dictionary words can have aquired distinctiveness and serve as a trademark where neither word is itself distinctive. 1,561 more words

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Just Ivanka: As her fame skyrockets, Trump daughter launches legal battle to protect her first name

Ivanka Trump is one of the most famous women on the planet. She’s certainly the most famous Ivanka. Standing by her father’s side as he ascended to the White House, her prominence even sparked a swell in the number of babies named Ivanka. 1,679 more words


Lee v. Tam – Disparaging Mark or Free Speech? - Pending Decision

By Michael Small

Section 2(a) of the Lanham Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1052(a) allows the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to refuse registration of marks that contain immoral or scandalous matter. 1,205 more words


Are the ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms Contrary to Trademark Law?

Most trademark practioners are familiar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), an organization that is private sector and non-profit.  Assembled in 1998, ICANN has become responsible for overseeing coordination and management of several Internet databases in order to ensure uniformity and consistency among differing operations across the web.  485 more words

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