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- Registering Your Brand’s Color as a Mark
You probably already know that you can register a trademark in a word, a design or even a shape. But did you know that you can also obtain a trademark for color alone? It is a high bar to clear, but it is possible to claim an exclusive right to use a color (or a combination of colors) in connection with specific goods or services.
- CLL's Copyright Review 2018 is Now Available
- We Served About 275 Meals at the Bowery Mission!
- Meichelle MacGregor will speak at Higher Education and IP Law, US Trademarks, DIFI - Danish Institute of Immaterial Science Education to be held December 2018
- 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.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
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.
- 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 enforce our client’s copyrights.
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