Navigating Your Way to an Available Trademark

Navigating Your Way to an Available Trademark

When you’re thinking about naming your company, what’s on your Must-Have list? Common English word. Memorable. Connected to your brand promise, differentiator or offering. Easy to pronounce and spell. Short. Available for trademark. Seems reasonable—until...

USPTO Cancels Redskins Trademark

In Landmark Decision, US Patent Office Cancels Trademark for Redskins Football Team “We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were...

A Vodka Sour

Was it an off-hand remark in a phone call? A mumbled “might be a good idea” in a meeting? A smiley face emoticon in an email? Just how does one mistakenly presume that Jimi Hendrix’s estate gave their blessing for his name and likeness to be used on...