Trademark Registrations Confront a Freedom of Expression Challenge at the Supreme Court

Most intellectual property news do not surface to the mainstream media and stay in the realm of niche business and IP news. But periodically, an IP story captures the media’s attention. This is the case of FUCT, a clothing line which is fighting a trademark registration rejection all the way to the Supreme Court. On Monday, April the 15th, 2019, the clothing line accused the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of acting unconstitutionally when denying…

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4 Things to Do After Your Trademark is Registered

Hooray! You successfully register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and wonder if this particular job is complete. Filing seemed a lengthy and involved process and it is logical to want to take good care of this important landmark for your business, so you can reap all the benefits. Registering a trademark is just the beginning. These are four things you should do as soon as you get your certificate of registration…

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Is My Business Name Protected With the State Filing?

Many business owners feel accomplished when they form a corporation in their state or states where they do business, and rightfully so. Opening a business is the ultimate American dream. Some have a sense of safety that their business name won’t be stolen with the state filing and question the need to file a trademark at the federal level, believing their business name is protected from others using it. If you feel protected, let me…

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