Attorneys Handling Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement

[Detroit, MI].   In this episode of Tech Law Radio, Online Brand Protection Attorney Mallory King talks about why policing online merchandise infringement of your brand is important and provides insight into ways you can both prevent and remove such infringement. (Keep reading for a FREE list of online monitoring tools to help protect your goods) […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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There is no such thing as a global trademark, really.  Trademark rights are territorial.  This means that your securing trademark rights, either via use or registration, in one country does not necessarily provide you with trademark rights in another country.  There are limited exceptions to this rule surrounding the territorial scope of trademark rights, such […]

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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. Celebrity IP Rights Can Be Monetized IP rights come in many different forms, and “stars” (aspiring or otherwise) should know their rights. Right of Publicity (i.e. one’s right […]

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Sometimes trademark infringement can feel like a David versus Goliath, with Goliath a trademark infringement Plaintiff and Defendant seemingly with everything to lose.  Your trademark infringement attorney is making a lot of decisions in real time, trying to stay within your attorney fee budget. The fact pattern is quite straight forward for Plaintiffs seeking damages […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 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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