18 07, 2019

SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

By | 2019-07-18T13:13:13-08:00 July 18th, 2019|trademark, Trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

For decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has refused to register trademarks consisting of words or symbols deemed “immoral’ or ‘scandalous’, in accordance with Section 2(a) of The Lanham Act.  In recent weeks, however, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down this long-held prohibition when it ruled that the refusal to [...]

29 06, 2018

Is it Copyright Infringement? Let’s Find Out

By | 2019-05-22T12:25:10-08:00 June 29th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Commercial Ligitation, copyright, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Copyrights|Comments Off on Is it Copyright Infringement? Let’s Find Out

When you produce a unique work from your own vision and ideas, naturally, you are inclined to protect it from being reproduced and/or attributed to someone else. The self-fulfillment of contributing to the world is the reason creative expression has been at the heart of culture since the beginning of time. Factor in the potential [...]

11 09, 2017

What is Required to Register a Trademark?

By | 2018-01-24T08:16:19-08:00 September 11th, 2017|Trademark|Comments Off on What is Required to Register a Trademark?

A trademark lawyer at Gehres Law Group, P.C. can help you to determine if you can register a brand name, symbol, words, or phrase under U.S. trademark laws. If so, we will provide unmatched representation through the process of registering your trademark. There are certain legal requirements and limitations on what can be trademarked, so [...]

26 04, 2017

BATTLING A TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

By | 2017-04-26T11:47:41-08:00 April 26th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BATTLING A TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

What is trademark infringement? In a nutshell, trademark infringement is the unlawful use of an established trademark or a confusingly similar one with the same or similar goods or services. Depending on the circumstances, a trademark owner who believes its mark is being infringed may file a civil lawsuit in either state or federal court. [...]

9 09, 2016

YOU CAN STOP TRADEMARK INFRINGMENT

By | 2017-09-11T06:08:59-08:00 September 9th, 2016|Copyright, Trademark|Comments Off on YOU CAN STOP TRADEMARK INFRINGMENT

You have gone through the painstaking process of starting a business, developing a brand for your business, namely, your business’ trademark, invested significant time and resources into this development, and suddenly you discover another business is using your exact trademark or a similar one. What can you do? What are the Elements of a Trademark [...]