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So, you received a "descriptiveness" refusal?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you received an Office Action from the USPTO on the grounds that the trademark you’re applying for is “descriptive.” Applicants whose marks have been refused on descriptiveness grounds have three options: (1) move the application to the Supplemental Register, (2) abandon the application, or (3) file a response to the office action. 579 more words


Steve Madden in hot water...again

Steve Madden is in trouble again. Just as it thought it was done with the commotion of its trade dress battle with Altuzarra, it has gotten into trouble with Dr. 586 more words

Fashion & Business


          IP Quail Chronicle

A pressure inducing page turner.”

         IP Quail Times

  “We couldn’t decide who to swing for.”

        IP Quail Observer… 858 more words


Loooooong Trademarks

We can all think of trademarks with no words, and with a few words, but can a whole bunch of words be a trademark? 235 more words


Our guide to Fashion Law is out!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book “Fashion Law – Le problematiche giuridiche della filiera della moda”. The book is published by Giuffrè and edited by Barbara Pozzo and Valentina Jacometti. 162 more words


FC Barcelona settled a dispute with Adidas AG in US

Last year this blog reported here about a case arose between Adidas AG and FC Barcelona where the German company filed an opposition against a US trademark application for the following mark, for Classes 18, 25, 28, owned by FC Barcelona. 35 more words

WWD: Forever 21 is biting nails and seeing stripes

Forever 21 has had enough of Adidas’ enforcement of its three-stripe trademark and has gone so far as label Adidas as a “trademark bully”. Forever 21 believes that Adidas has taken its trademark too far and made it an infringement for a brand to have any stripes, of any number and kind, on its garments. 250 more words