Despite any ideological differences, nearly all Americans can agree that the past twelve months have been a boom time for political catchphrases — Covfefe, anyone? But can a third party stick a political catchphrase on a t-shirt or coffee mug and obtain a trademark registration?
The exclusive right to use an arguably descriptive trademark or service mark can be strengthened by obtaining a federal trademark registration and by filing a declaration of incontestability, when available.
How you can identify a “merely informational matter” and what you can do if it is refused registration.
How can competitors learn your import/export trade secrets? And how can you learn theirs?
It is possible to register something other than a word, slogan or logo as a trademark in the U.S.
The rules for using intellectual property as collateral can be counter-intuitive.
The Community Trade Mark ("CTM") has had significant regulatory changes including, since March 23, 2016, being called the European Union Trade Mark ("EUTM").
Recipe protection is rare but possible.
Parody involves copyright and trademark considerations.