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win for red bottoms: louboutin’s signature sole color found trademark-worthy in eu

The red soled high heels of French designer Christian Louboutin have been gracing the red carpet since 1992 and recently saw further attention from Cardi ...

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word(s), a symbol, or a combination of both that identifies a source of a good or service. While some use the ...
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Is Confluence causing confusion? A local lawsuit raises questions on trademarks

Who owns the rights to the word confluence? Apparently, nobody ...

The Use of Blockchain in Intellectual Property Management

Blockchain technology is having a bit of a moment right now. With the ups and downs of the volatile Bitcoin market frequently making the news, ...

USPTO Unveils New Patent Cover

The United States Trademark and Patent Office unveiled the new patent cover for issued patents on Sunday at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The redesign is ...

Underlying Questions of Fact in Patent Eligibility

In a pair of recent decisions the Federal Circuit has vacated two patent ineligibility determinations, signaling perhaps that the chokehold of Alice may be loosening ...

Grumpy Cat wins lawsuit, still grumpy

Even a $710,000 verdict isn't enough to put a smile on this cat's face. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tarder Sauce, rose to internet ...

Government Shutdown-Patent & Trademark Office

With a government shutdown in effect as of midnight on January 20th, you may be concerned about how that will impact your upcoming or pending ...
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Movie Releases and Image Integrity: Recent Horror Film Interferes with Businesses Nationwide

The first trailer for the remake of Stephen King's 1986 It was released on April 1. The trailer racked up more than 197 million shares ...
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Movie Releases and Image Integrity: Recent Horror Film Interferes with Businesses Nationwide

The first trailer for the remake of Stephen King’s 1986 It was released on April 1. The trailer racked up more than 197 million shares ...
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The Great State Divide—Cannabidiol Restrictions to Cannabis Trademarks

While the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis, a Schedule 1 substances, is illegal under federal law, the government has made clear that ...

Trademark-Related Solicitations and How to Avoid Them

Trademark applicants should be aware of an ongoing scam involving notices sent by private companies. These companies commonly have names that resemble official government agencies, ...

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