Registering a descriptive trademark presents unique challenges that can be difficult to overcome. Have you considered stronger trademark options?
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Receipt of a cease and desist letter can bring on a daunting feeling. Consider the following before you make a decision in the heat of the moment.
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The more distinct and creative your trademark is, the more protection trademark law provides it with.
Copyright registration prior to publishing your work or within three months of doing should be a priority.
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By planning ahead, many issues can be avoided entirely, or handled swiftly.
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Form mills like legal zoom cannot account for certain factors that are used to evaluate your trademark registration application. A computer algorithm simply cannot evaluate the English language in the same manner that an attorney can.
Hasbro must show that consumers associate the scent listed on its trademark registration application with Play-Doh.
Do you associate the term eggcrate with a generic item such as mattress padding, or with fluorescent lighting, or perhaps with a container used to hold eggs?
Some mistakes on a trademark application cannot be corrected. In this case, a delay of a few hours could cost a company its trademark as well as substantial legal fees.
Energizer claimed Rayovac intentionally sought to mimic its trade dress, which it says has acquired invaluable recognition among retailers and consumers.
BMW has filed suit for infringement and dilution of their famous trademarks on counterfeit products.