After years of owning the trademark registration “Taco Tuesday,” Taco Johns has agreed to drop it after Taco Bell petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to have the registrationContinue Reading Taco Tuesday for All?
Last weekend, July 14 and July 15, 2023, TC Summer Fest put on an event, touted as the “biggest rock weekend of the year” with a “two-day festival-style…Continue Reading Summerfest Files Federal Lawsuit Against TC Summer Fest for Trademark Infringement
A few months back, I wrote about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to engage in some “whiskey business.” Now, after hearing Jack Daniels’s appeal, SCOTUS has ruled in favor of…Continue Reading SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Jack Daniel’s
Anyone who’s followed this blog knows that I’ve done a few (really more than a few) posts about the evolution of the Washington football team’s trademark battles. As a reminder…Continue Reading When Football & TMs Don’t Mix
The has been a rise in fraudulent schemes targeting trademark applicants and owners, which is not surprising given the record number of applications being submitted to the United States Patent…Continue Reading Rise in Fraud on TM Owners
On January 23, 2023, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a harsh reminder to parties of the potential adverse consequences of ignoring their discovery obligations and failing…Continue Reading Fair Warning to Parties Choosing to Flout TTAB Discovery Orders: Comply or Suffer the Consequences
When November 1st hits, you can almost guarantee that you will start hearing familiar Christmas songs, one of which being Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” The song…Continue Reading All I Want For Christmas Is…A Trademark?
On Monday, November 21st, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Jack Daniel’s. In this appeal, Jack Daniel’s argued that the Ninth Circuit erred…Continue Reading SCOTUS Agrees to Engage in Some Whiskey Business
On April 5, 2022, after more than one year of vacancy, the Senate confirmed attorney Kathi Vidal as the next director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms.
Continue Reading Kathi Vidal Confirmed As The Next USPTO Director
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…
Continue Reading Trademark Registrations: The Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register