Would it even be the Super Bowl if there wasn’t a blog post asking about your favorite commercials? Are your top choices dictated by the product, the celebrity, or the content? Did you prefer the spoofs on something familiar or the entirely new and unexpected? I look forward to this…Continue Reading SB Commercial Debate 2023
Has there been an uptick in lawsuits involving false advertising of inexpensive products? Seems like…Continue Reading For All Fireball Lovers
$46 Million Organic Grain Fraud Scheme Originated in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Two Minnesota men from Cottonwood County, Minnesota, have been charged with defrauding grain buyers, to…Continue Reading $46 Million Organic Grain Fraud Scheme Originated in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Fair Warning to Parties Choosing to Flout TTAB Discovery Orders: Comply or Suffer the Consequences
On January 23, 2023, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a harsh…Continue Reading Fair Warning to Parties Choosing to Flout TTAB Discovery Orders: Comply or Suffer the Consequences
Last summer, we posted about the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’) new labeling rule on products that allege to be “Made in USA”, which you can read here. Last week…Continue Reading FTC Brings Complaint for False “Made in USA” Claims
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) maintains two trademark Registers: the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register. As the chart below shows, these Registers share some important commonalties…Continue Reading Trademark Registrations: The Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register
In a decision issued last month, the National Advertising Division (“NAD”) determined that the use of emojis in an advertisement is enough to constitute a claim. Stokely-Van Camp, the manufacturer…Continue Reading Think Twice Before Using That Emoji 🤯🤢😂
The U.S. Copyright Office (“USCO”) is expanding the right to repair digital devices via exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)’s rules governing access to devices and software, which…Continue Reading U.S. Copyright Office Weighs in on the Right to Repair Digital Devices
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a new rule to prevent “Made in USA” labels from being used fraudulently. This new rule codifies the FTC’s policy which requires products…Continue Reading Is it Actually “Made in USA”?
The NCAA announced that it will allow student-athletes throughout the country to profit from their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) starting on July 1, 2021, which marks a major shift…Continue Reading Name, Image and Likeness Legislation Changes College Sports
For the first time in nearly three years, the USPTO will be adjusting its fees for Trademark Registrations and for filing fees related to proceedings involving the Trademark Trial and…Continue Reading Want to Save Money? Address Your Trademark Issues Now.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported a three-fold increase in consumer reports about scams arising on social media since last year as well as a spike around the time…Continue Reading Beware of Online Scammers
We live in an era where news, information, and trends move very quickly. Words, phrases, or ideas that were obscure or non-existent yesterday can be the top trending story tomorrow.Continue Reading Getting Rich Covfefe