Author: Evan Everist

Evan is a partner in Dorsey’s Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Group. He provides counsel to a wide variety of trademark and copyright owners in many industries, including multinational corporations with large international trademark portfolios, local non-profit organizations, and international musical acts.

Time to Face the .MUSIC

And the new top level domain names just keep on coming. As our readers may know, ICANN, the organization that operates the internet domain name system, authorized the launch of the New gTLD Program – the largest expansion of the generic top-level domain name (“gTLD”) continue reading...

INTA Boston: Highlights from Bean Town

If you missed the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in Boston, or if you were there but were spending time with colleagues and friends, the Dorsey trademark team is here to provide a brief overview of some interesting seminars we attended and continue reading...

American Airlines Flying High After Copyright Office Reversal

American Airlines recently scored a major win by convincing the Copyright Office to reverse its refusal of an application to register the “American Airlines Flight Symbol.” American Airlines reached its final destination after overcoming myriad delays.  The Copyright Office rejected American Airlines’ copyright application three continue reading...

Hard Times With WHOIS? INTA Wants To Know

If you have encountered any issues accessing WHOIS information, the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) wants to hear from you. Due to changes in privacy law brought on by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), it is becoming more difficult or impossible to access continue reading...

KISS That Trademark Application Goodbye

We recently provided some commentary on Gene Simmons and his application to register the “devil horns” rock and roll hand symbol.  Well, you can now KISS that application goodbye, as Mr. Simmons has expressly abandoned his federal trademark application.  No details on the reason for continue reading...

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

On June 9, 2017, Gene Simmons of Kiss rock band fame applied with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) to register the following mark for “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist” in Class 41:   continue reading...