News & Insights
- CLL's Copyright Review 2018 is Now Available
- Meichelle MacGregor will speak at Higher Education and IP Law, US Trademarks, DIFI - Danish Institute of Immaterial Science Education to be held December 2018
- Restaurant & Hospitality Update
We happily bring you our latest update summarizing selected pending or decided cases and legal issues we believe are interesting and instructive for the Restaurant & Hospitality Industries.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
MAJOR LEAGUE ZOMBIE HUNTER & Design supplemental register registration for clothing is cancelled for lack of bona fide use on most items and for a likelihood of confusion with the inherently distinctive and commercially strong mark MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & Design.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
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