Attorneys Handling Trademark Law

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Defending a Trademark Opposition

You have received a Notice of Opposition of Trademark. A Notice of Trademark Opposition should not automatically lead you to believe that you are not going to get your trademark registered or be able to use it. As experienced Trademark attorneys, we can tell you that the answer typically is “it depends”.

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Trademark Attorney Speaks on new gTLDS & Cybersquatting

What are Trademark Attorneys Saying about new gTLDs? You are probably away that ICANN is in full swing, entering into contracts with new registry operators on new gTLDs, top-Level domains. Extensions such as .bank, .insurnace, .pink,, .football etc are rolling out by the dozens.  This means new opportunities for cybersquatting under hte ACPA and UDRP […]

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Trademark Clearinghouse: An Inside Look – YouTube Video

This is a PowerPoint presentation on an overview of the Trademark Clearinghouse presented by Robert Kriner of Corsearch Digital Brand Management Consultants, and Vicky Folens of Deloitte.

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Understanding Trademark Availability

Basic background information on trademark availability frequently asked questions about the process.

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How Do You Trademark a Name in the US? – YouTube Video

Basic review of how to trademark a name in the United State – YouTube Video with Kiyla Fenell.

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Common Litigation and Prosecution Trademark Pitfalls in 2011-2012 – YouTube Video

Trademark Infringement defenses include the classic trademarks fair use defense where the defendant has used the plaintiff’s mark to describe the defendant’s own products, or the nominative fair use where the defendant has used a trademarked term to describe the plaintiff’s product even though the defendant’s ultimate goal is to describe its own products.

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Trademark Agreements

Welcome to Trademark Law Radio, a top web resource on issues of trademark infringement, trademark licensing, trademark protection, and trademark registration.   Trademark Agreements Assignments Versus Licenses   Matt: Hello! Welcome back to Trademark Law Radio. This is Matt Plessner, and today we’re going to be discussing the difference between assignments and licenses in terms of trademark agreements. […]

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How to file a Petition To Cancel Trademark before TTAB?

Question: How do I cancel someone else’s registered trademark? Answer: You can file a petition to cancel before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) – United States Patent …   www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/appeal/‎  A petition to cancel essentially an arbitration proceeding. TTAB has jurisdiction and authority. Service the federal court. You can […]

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Trademark Clearinghouse Update: Should I register my trademark in the new ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse?

Should I register my trademark in the new ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse? The countdown to a whole new universe of web extensions is underway. From the Summer of 2013, hundreds of new top level domains, or gTLD’s, will begin to appear in the online space, resulting in a whole universe of new domains. But while the […]

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How to Defend Against Trademark Counterfeit

Matt: Hi, and welcome back to Trademark Law Radio.  I’m Matt Plessner. Today we’re going to be discussing trademark counterfeiting, and how to defend yourself against claims of counterfeiting. To help us, we’re speaking again with Brian Hall of the Traverse Legal office of Traverse City, Michigan…Brian, nice to have you back.   Brian: Thanks Matt, it’s good to […]

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