Trademark Basics – Tips, Tools, & Helpful Explanations for Navigating the Trademark Registration Process

When clients come in to discuss their potential trademark filings, they often have misconceptions about what makes a “good” trademark and what value a trademark can bring to a business.  That’s partly because trademarks (or “marks” for short) are … [Continue reading]

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries and the implications for Trademark Law Practice

Imagine this situation: you have a trademark and someone else is using and trying to trademark a similar name. You decide to sue them for trademark infringement in district court and oppose the registration at the USPTO. Your opposition is successful … [Continue reading]

Vermont Artist’s Award Against USPS Affirmed

On February 4, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a prior decision by the Federal Court of Claims that the United States Postal Service (USPS) should pay $573,000 to Vermont sculptor, Frank Gaylord (Barre, VT), for the USPS's infringement … [Continue reading]