Author: Michael Keyes

Top 8 Posts Summer 2018

J. Michael Keyes is an intellectual property attorney with extensive trial and litigation experience in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and false advertising. He has tried several cases in federal courts across the United States. LinkedIn | Twitter @JMichaelKeyes

When Are Jeans Made In The U.S.A.?

A little over 30 years ago, Bruce Springsteen unleashed “Born in the USA”–the rock anthem about disaffected Vietnam veterans struggling as they returned home.  Today, clothing manufacturers and their resellers riffing on that “U.S.A. theme” have unleashed something quite different: class action lawsuits spurred by continue reading...

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Are Things Getting Nutty at the USPTO?

As we enter the Thanksgiving and holiday season this year, it is particularly apropos to ponder the following question:  Is the TTAB going nuts?  Congress tells us that the PTO cannot register trademarks that are scandalous or immoral due to Section 2(a) of the Lanham continue reading...