Attorneys Handling Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement
Trademarking Marijuana Brands: Can It Be Done?
The question of whether you can trademark your marijuana related brands is one that has become increasingly common as more states move toward medical and recreational legalization. Under the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) “Lawful Use Rule,” the use in commerce on a federal trademark registration application cannot be for an illegal purpose. […]Read More
Cybersquatting Lawsuit against Vacation Store of Miami & Media Insight Group, Inc.
Traverse Legal, PLC and the Tenzer PLLC in Miami represent Heron Development Corp. (holder of Palace Resorts’ trademarks in the United States) in a Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) and Trademark Infringement case pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The Defendants in the case are Vacation Tours, Inc. (AKA: Vacation Store […]Read More
Entertainment Law and IP Rights: What Every Celebrity and Athlete Should Know
Entertainment law encompasses several areas of law applicable to celebrities, athletes, actors, musicians, models and entertainers, among others. One of the most important involves intellectual property law. IP rights come in many different forms, and “stars” (aspiring or otherwise) should know their rights. Right of Publicity (i.e. one’s right to prevent the misappropriation of her […]Read More
Beyond Damages: The Availability of Attorneys’ Fees in Trademark Infringement Cases
Sometimes trademark infringement can feel like a David versus Goliath, with Goliath a trademark infringement Plaintiff and Defendant seemingly with everything to lose. The fact pattern is quite straight forward for Plaintiffs seeking damages in trademark infringement lawsuits. Plaintiff alleges prior trademark rights, Plaintiff sues Defendant for trademark infringement and Defendant faces not only liability […]Read More
Time to Legislate Against Trademark Infringement on Social Media?
LinkedIn was founded in 2002, Facebook was founded in 2004, YouTube was founded in 2005, Twitter was founded in 2006, Instagram and Pinterest were founded in 2010 and Snapchat was founded in 2011. Social networking websites have changed the landscape of not only how we interact with one another but also how companies reach consumers. […]Read More
TV Ears Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
On April 11, 2016 Traverse Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of TV Ears, Inc., asserting trademark infringement against defendants Sky Group, LLC and Liberty Health Supply, LLC as a result of their marketing and sale of competing “TrueDio Ears” headphones. The suit asserts six counts against defendants for their “TrueDio Ears” headphones, including trademark […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
Stolen Trademark = Trademark Infringement
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 […]Read More