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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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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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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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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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 Ⓡ vs. ™? Author: Enrico Schaefer Clients and prospective clients alike are often confused as to which trademark symbol they can use and when. There are various options available. First, the registered ® symbol, which is displayed in superscript form next to the mark with a capital R enclosed by a circle. Second, is the ™ […]

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Welcome to Trademark Law Radio, a top web resource on issues of trademark infringement, trademark licensing, trademark protection, and trademark registration. 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 trademark counterfeiting.  To help us, we’re […]

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We get a lot of questions on trademark issues and most of them deal with internet-based trademark infringement or online trademark infringement claims. When someone uses your trademark or service mark on the Internet, you potentially will lose more than just customers. You’ll lose revenue, profits, and have your website traffic diverted to someone else’s […]

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Lawyers speak different than their clients. A client tells their lawyer that someone has stolen their trademark. Of course, the attorney knows this means that there might be claim of trademark infringement. Helping bridge the communication gap is really important. This is just what example of how a good competent attorney has to be able […]

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Too many companies and too many trademark lawyers simply send out trademark infringement cease and desist letters as a matter of course. They don’t, as good attorneys or good companies, or good stewards of the trademark system, stop and think about who they’re sending the letter to. Sometimes people aren’t intentionally infringing your trademark at […]

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  If you want to protect your name as a trademark, there a numerous steps that you need to go through. It is not as simple as simply filling out a form. If you do anything incorrectly on your trademark registration application, your trademark, even if it gets registered, because it’s of course based on […]

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