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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...
Political Slogans

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...
Neil Lassen

Guest post-Neil Lassen: Amazon’s Print-On-Demand Merchandising Platform and Trademarks

Today we're featuring a guest post here at the Lawinspiring blog. We invited Neil Lassen, the founder of Merch Informer, to talk about how...
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...
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...

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),...

The Complete List of All 170 Trademarks Filed by Donald Trump

  We searched through the list of trademarks owned by Donald Trump using the free trademark search engine, www.trademarkia.com. We conducted the search mostly out...

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,...