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New USPTO Rule Makes Trademark Owner Email and Mailing Addresses Publicly Available; Imposes Stricter Rules for Specimens of Use

USA - February 25 2020 Effective Feb. 15, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a series of rule changes, the biggest of which is the new mandatory…

Ashley Van Leer, Melanie Howard.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on “Scandalous” Trademarks; Will Rule on Other Trademark Cases Next Term

USA - July 12 2019 “Immoral” and “scandalous” marks may now receive the full benefits of federal trademark registration, joining “disparaging marks,” according to the U…

Daniel D. Frohling, Melanie Howard.

"Last call" to protect your trademark in the ".xxx" top-level-domain

Global - October 24 2011 ICM Registry LLC has launched the registration process for the new ".xxx" top-level domain ("TLD"), which will provide an exclusive domain for websites that contain adult orientated content. 

Melanie Howard.

"The Other Red Meat" is likely to dilute "The Other White Meat"

USA - July 20 2010 In a June 11 decision, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held that "The Other Red Meat" is likely to dilute the famous mark "The Other White Meat."