Cease And Desist Letters: How To Protect Your Trademarks

Protecting Your Trademarks From Infringers Trademarks are an important way to protect your brand’s reputation. They also protect consumers because trademarks allow consumers to determine the source or origin of goods or services. Filing for trademark protection is the first step in enforcing your brand rights. However, in order to maintain protection your brands, you… READ MORE

Trademark Registration of Marijuana Products

Trademark Registration of Marijuana, Cannabidoil, and Hemp Products A trademark is any word, slogan, logo, symbol, or design that identifies an organization’s goods or services as unique from another set of goods or services. Trademarks serve two important functions. First, they are a source identifier, allowing one company to distinguish its goods or services from… READ MORE

How Grumpy is Your Cat?

Stone sculptures of jewelry-adorned cats dating back to at least 500 BC have been discovered in Egypt. Feline goddesses were recorded in texts dated thousands of years earlier. In 1888, a farmer in Egypt stumbled upon a tomb containing eighty-thousand mummified cats. While it is estimated that the first domesticated cats appeared ten thousand years… READ MORE

International Trademark Filing Made Easy With the Madrid Protocol

U.S. companies that conduct business abroad or that are interested in expanding into international markets should seriously consider the benefits of filing for international trademark protection on the valuable trademarks associated with the business. Having international trademarks in place can help protect the company’s brand, identity and products from being confused with those of competitors… READ MORE

Trademark Registration Disclaimers

Are you applying for a trademark in the United States? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (hereinafter USPTO) has a disclaimer requirement. According to 15 U.S.C. §1052(e)(1), trademark registration shall be refused if it “[c]onsists of a mark which when used on or in connection with the goods of the applicant is merely descriptive… READ MORE

Three Ways To Protect Your Registered Trademark

Now that you are an owner of a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, there are few things you should know about how to best protect your new property. In this article, we’ll discuss three of the ways in which you can protect your trademark. Trademark Monitoring Trademark owners have a… READ MORE

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