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Top 5 Reasons Why USPTO Denied Your Trademark Application

One in five trademark applications fail their first examination according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have highlighted the top 5 reasons behind this failure to help you ensure this doesn’t happen to you.

July 19, 2019

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Looking at the #BigPicture in Trademarking Your Company/Brand’s Hashtags

The hashtags your business uses are not only an extension of your brand, but can indeed be the channel by which you market that brand. Can you trademark a hashtag?

December 05, 2018

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New Hope For Your Scandalous, Immoral, or Vulgar Trademark

The prohibition against approving immoral or scandalous trademarks has long been controversial, and led to legal disputes over everything from “Madonna”-branded wine in the 1930s to “Bubby Trap”-branded bras in the 1970s to quite a lot of things branded as “MILF” in more recent decades.

September 17, 2018

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Supreme Court Rules Ban on Disparaging Trademarks is Unconstitutional

In one of the most anticipated trademark cases in years, the Supreme Court has ruled that prohibiting the registration of disparaging marks violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.

July 05, 2017

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Legendary Band The Eagles Sues Hotel For Trademark Infringement

American rock band the Eagles is suing a Todos Santos, Mexico hotel for capitalizing off their song of the same name. Baja LLC runs a merchandising operation in California and sells clothing and merchandise featuring the Eagles’ HOTEL CALIFORNIA mark.

May 23, 2017

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Starbucks Sued Over Infamous Unicorn Frappuccino

Montauk Juice Factory states that there was actual confusion in the public, and people started calling Starbucks’ product a “Unicorn Latte,” while also believing that The End had copied Starbucks.

May 17, 2017

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Warner Bros. Won’t Give Brewing Company a ‘Golden Ticket’

Entertainment company Warner Bros. has filed a Notice of Opposition against Southern Sky Brewing Company’s trademark application for the mark GOLDEN TICKET, which it is trying to register for beer.

April 25, 2017

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