Tagged: Lanham Act

A Brief Decoding of Trademark Notice Guidelines

As the global nature of the economy and business grows, companies are faced with the challenge of determining when, whether and how to provide notice of trademark rights on product packaging and advertising materials. The laws governing use of notice symbols (or “marking”) and consequences continue reading...

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...

Pinterest Comes Up Short in Interesting Trademark Decision

The federal court for the Northern District of California has denied permanent injunctive relief in a lawsuit for trademark infringement and dilution brought by Pinterest against the use of the mark PINTRIPS for a website-based travel planning service. Pinterest, Inc. v. Pintrips, Inc., 13-cv-04608 (N.D. continue reading...