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Intent to Use Applications

Intent to Use Applications Trademark owners who apply for “intent to use applications” are at risk of losing trademark rights if the identification of goods and services with the intent to use application are broader than the actual intended use of the trademark. A recent case emphasized that applying for a larger application than is […]

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Video Game Company Trademarks “Cyberpunk”

The CD Projekt Red company recently trademarked the word “Cyberpunk” in preparation for the release of the company’s latest franchise, Cyberpunk 2077. Some individuals have expressed concern that CD Projekt Red might begin to appropriate “Cyberpunk” and enforce the use of the phrase in a negative manner. Responding to these concerns, CD Projekt Red expressed […]

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Elements of Trademark Infringement

Trademark Infringement on the Rise A recent study conducted by Compumark, a leading research agency, in 2016 revealed that eighty percent of C-level executives report that trademark infringement is on the rise but only 20 percent of these executives have plans in place to actively watch more than three-quarters of their marks. The study also […]

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Apple Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Swatch

Apple Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Swatch Apple recently filed a lawsuit against the Swatch company under the claim that Swatch is capitalizing on Apple’s mark. Apple’s Trademark Lawsuit vs Swatch for placing the phrase “tick different” on certain watches is similar to Apple’s 1990 “think different” ad campaign. While the case is being heard in […]

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Snack Food Company Files Willful Infringement and Unfair Competition Claim

Amplify Snack Brands has filed a Federal Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition lawsuit to prevent its competitor Snyders-Lance from the use and importing of popcorn products copying Amplify’s SKINNYPOP® popcorn trademark. SKINNYPOP® is one of the largest popcorn makers in the United States with over $200 million of sales in the United States in 2016. […]

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Errors in Trademark Filing

Trademark Filing One of the most common ways our law firm helps individuals is by correcting mistakes that were made in Trademark Filing. If not properly remedied, some of these errors have the potential to create problems for the mark holder. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has particularly complex laws regarding how trademarks […]

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Rock Band Faces Trademark Lawsuit

The Slants Trademark Lawsuit The Portland, Oregon-based band, The Slants, has been facing an eight-year legal battle. The band’s trademark lawsuit struggle began when their application for a trademark was rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office several times. The federal government then ruled that band’s name violated the Lanham Act, which prevents applicants […]

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Torchy’s Tacos Involved in Trademark Lawsuit – Damn Good Tacos

Colorado Taco Company Involved in Trademark Lawsuit over Damn Good Tacos The Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos, famous for its “Damn Good Tacos” has initiated a legal action (a trademark lawsuit) against a Colorado company over its name, “Dam Good Tacos”. Torchy’s parent company, Success Foods Management Group LLC, is seeking monetary compensation from the Colorado Company’s parent […]

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