Hi everyone! This is a guest blog post from Sonia Lakhany (@trademarklawyerlady)! The above video is about a recent issue that is starting to affect many of our clients’ trademark registrations, so I thought I would supplement it with a post explaining what is going on. As you can see below, every USPTO trademark application that is filed has a Correspondence section that lists the name, mailing address, email address, and other contact information for the person who will be the official correspondent for the application.
Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Caroline Fox of CJ Fox Law. Caroline is a small business attorney with a focus on creatives, startups, and event professionals. We talk about her background in PR and advertising, her Next Tuesday Podcast and how to land speaking engagements.
Alt Legal announced today that it has expanded its integration with Wolters Kluwer. The integration means that Alt Legal customers will have access to vital research articles and documents right alongside their IP dockets.
A new study details the relationship between the government, specifically the USPTO, and the private sector. The study finds the movement of examiners from the USPTO to the private sector often correlates with the examiners' patent grant rates at those companies.
A bizarre trademark lawsuit over an "Ultra" trademark registration no one owned is likely heading to trial.
This project is working to translate basic copyright and reuse terms into the 29 official languages of the European Union.
A judge shed light on the true owner of Marilyn Monroe's iconic final photos.
The counterfeit industry has grown so much over the years that counterfeit goods are no longer the only inauthentic good that can be found in the marketplace. Knockoff and replica goods are also very prevalent. While all three types of goods are inauthentic, there are some key differences between the three as explained below.
"The Purge" creator is facing allegations of doctoring emails to establish an earlier creation date for his film.
A patent application filed by Apple suggests plans to have Siri respond differently based on the individuals' voices.
Disney may have to go to trial if they want to continue their fight to prevent knockoff characters from appearing at birthday parties.
- A Swiss artist is suing GM for featuring his mural in social media ads.
- Due to a clerical error and an opposition by Coca-Cola, an energy drink company lost a 6-year battle to register an Australian trademark for a shade of green.
- The European Union rejected a proposed update to their copyright laws that had recently garnered attention for potentially being meme-ending. This is considered a win for tech giants that pushed back hard against the changes.
- Bacardi has been enforcing their trademark rights since 1936, often using the slogan "It's your right" to assure consumers they should have Bacardi rum in their Bacardi cocktail. Check out the legal history of the Bacardi cocktail here.