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Let's Get Personal – Trademark Protection for Personal Names
The National Law Review
Common law trademark rights arise through adoption and use of a mark in commerce. To be protected as a trademark, a personal name must be used as a trademark—the name must be used as a source identifier, to distinguish the goods or services of a ...

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Mary Kay Cosmetics Sues RetailMeNot For Fraud, Trademark Infringement
Marketing Land
When consumers are ready to make an online purchase a substantial number will pause during checkout, tab over to a search engine and query “retailer name + coupons.” Frequently that process yields a result that prominently features RetailMeNot.

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Dude, Where's My Marijuana Trademark?
Above the Law
A state-registered cannabis trademark does two things — it provides notice to others in the state of registration that the mark is being claimed, and it often offers greater protection for cannabis brands in the registered state than the common law...
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ACLU: Cancellation of Redskins Trademark Was Unconstitutional
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Pro-Football Inc., the company that owns the Redskins, filed a federal lawsuit in August challenging the trademark office's ruling and the constitutionality of a trademark law prohibiting trademarks that “disparage…persons, living or

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Taylor Swift, Trademarks and Music's New Branding Model
Knowledge@Wharton
In seeking trademark protection for her song's phrases, Swift is breaking new ground in testing the limits of the law, according to Sprigman. “Trademark law is meant to prevent consumers from becoming confused about the source of products,” he noted.

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U.S. Trademark Law: When First Isn't Good Enough in Branding
Small Business Trends
That's because “first” means something different in the United States than it does in most other countries around the world. I'm talking about first-to-use versus first-to-file as it pertains to U.S. trademark law. And it's a

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Left Shark, Meet The Law: What Can Celebrities Actually Trademark?
ThinkProgress
Last week, Marshawn Lynch filed for the trademark to the phrase, “I'm just here so I won't get fined.” If those words sound familiar, it's probably because you remember the line as Lynch's answer to over 20 questions on Super Bowl XLIX media

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Pennzoil Beats Miller Oil in Trademark Tug of War
Texas Lawyer
Pennzoil-Quaker State Company won its trademark infringement case on Feb. 23 against Miller Oil and Gas Operations in a case involving a long-standing collaboration between the two companies. "This is a dispute about a commercial relationship, one ...

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Intellectual Property Association Seal Out of beer names, brewers get into legal trouble
The Coloradoan
The Lombardis thought they were safe with the name Zwei Brüder, or "two brothers," in German, but their dispute involves a deeper level of U.S. trademark law — the doctrine of foreign equivalents — which prevents the same name from being used in the ...

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Washington Redskins say canceled trademark violates free speech rights
FOXSports.com
The team wants to overturn a decision last year by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the Redskins' trademark on the grounds that it may be offensive to Native Americans. But the team's attorneys say the law barring registration of ..

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