Imagine you’re out and about, and you see a person wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words “King James”–– who or what comes to mind? King James I? The King James Bible? How about LeBron James?
Depending upon your invention, your situation, and your objective, the type of patent you choose to pursue can be an important decision. Each type of patent application has different strengths and weaknesses that can make a difference in maximizing the value of your..
In one of the most Ohio State moves ever, the University has applied for trademark protection on the word “THE”. Ohio State filed for registration last week and indicates that the trademark will be used on clothing including T-shirts, baseball caps, and hats.
In a unanimous ruling, the Seventh Circuit held last week that the slogan “Gatorade the Sports Fuel Company” should be considered fair use, and does not constitute trademark infringement. The ruling dealt a blow to SportFuel, Inc., a dietary supplements company which sells..
In what is already shaping up to be a contentious appeal, a jury in California ordered Katy Perry and several co-writers of her hit song “Dark Horse” to pay $2.8 million in damages to members of a Christian rap group, on the grounds that the 2013 chart-topper infringed the..
A bill in Congress that would create a special tribunal for small copyright disputes has cleared a key procedural hurdle on its way to enactment. The Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act, or “CASE” Act, made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week..
What is a USPTO examiner interview?A USPTO examiner interview is a useful tool during patent prosecution to clarify positions, resolve issues and provide a better understanding of the patent application. When done correctly, it can expedite patent prosecution and reduce..
After three years of litigation, Marvel is finally off the hook in a copyright suit involving the Iron Man franchise.
Occasionally we get questions about whether a patent owner may add an inventor to their patent who did not actually contribute to the invention.
In a case that’s certain to harsh some mellows, Mondelez Canada Inc. (“MCI”), maker of Sour Patch Kids, has filed a trademark-infringement suit in California against the maker of “Stoney Patch” gummies, a cannabis-infused version of the popular sweet-and-sour candy.