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Political Slogans as Trademarks: Attracting Votes and Revenue

  Political slogans have been playing a role in presidential campaigns since the earliest days of American democracy.  Some slogans strike a cord with voters and...

Two Large Cracks in Google’s Attempt To Trademark “Glass”

Google had attempted to trademark, “Glass,”  a term related to their head-mounted smart device. Despite Google's high hopes to take ownership of the word,...

Fatdoor.com vs. Nextdoor.com trade secret theft case going to trial in federal court

San Francisco, Calif. – (April 25, 2014) –  In a blow to neighborhood social network Nextdoor.com, Inc. (http://www.nextdoor.com) and its venture fund Benchmark Capital (http://www.benchmark.com),...
March Madness

Marching Towards Madness (and Away From TM Liability)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For many Americans, the month of March is synonymous with kites or St. Patrick's Day or flowers...

Trademark Law at the Supreme Court: Lee v. Tam

It's a big day for trademark law at the Supreme Court. And by all accounts, a big line to get a seat, as well. It's...
IP legislation

IP Legislation Wish List for 2017

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article represent that of the author and the contributors who have been quoted, and are not the official...
Girl Scout Cookies

100th Anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies — A Case Study in IP Licensing

It's National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! You know what that means -- millions of little (and not-so-little) girls hit the streets and the stores...
Happy birthday girl scouts

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Two weeks ago, we celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with a discussion of licensing agreements and cookie trademarks. This Sunday, the Girl Scouts of...