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“Where seldom is heard a discouraging word?” Supreme Court Allows the Federal Registration of Disparaging Trademarks
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated the statutory bar against the federal registration of disparaging trademarks, on the ground that it violates


It’s March Madness! It’s April Madness! Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2017

Less than a week ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that runs


As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose - 2017 Update
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2017

Last year, we posted some guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly alludes to the Super Bowl


Advertise Like Santa Is Watching - 6 Holiday AdvertisingMarketing Tips to Help You Stay Off The Naughty List
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2016

It's the holiday season, and many of us are turning our thoughts to celebrating with friends and family. It is also high season for shopping, which


Accepting Advertising for Marijuana or Marijuana Paraphernalia: The Trademark Office Rules on a Related Issue that Provides More Reason For Caution
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2016

As David Oxenford has previously commented, even in states where marijuana has been legalized, broadcasters should be cautious about accepting


Trademark Tuesday, Election Day Special - Trademark Tales from the Campaign Trail
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2016

With Election Day finally upon us, we wait in anticipation (and with a fair amount of nail biting) as the fate of our country is decided. But that


Trademark Basics, Halloween Special: Tips and Tales From the Trademark Crypt
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

Over the last few weeks, we've offered insights about how you can stay out of legal hot water by establishing good practices with regard to your


Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Global
  • October 18 2016

Once you have identified your marks and sought protection through registration for some or all of them, there are still going to be other issues that


Trademark Basics Part 4: Trademark Housekeeping 101 - Conducting a Trademark Audit
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2016

Last week, we discussed the benefits of federally registering your trademarks. But having a few federal registrations under your belt doesn't mean


Trademark Basics, Part Three: Nine Benefits of Federally Registering Your Trademarks (and How to Register)
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

In last week's Part Two of our series on Trademark Basics, we discussed the benefits of conducting a clearance search to try to ensure that the mark