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Top 5 reasons to audit your trademark portfolio in 2013
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of where your company's business has been and where it is headed. If you have not done a trademark


Beware of misleading trademark solicitations
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2012

Please be aware that a number of private companies are sending out solicitations to companies and individuals who have recently filed federal trademark applications or whose trademark registrations are due for renewal.


The North Face moves for contempt against "The South Butt" defendants over new trademark "THE BUTT FACE"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

Readers of this blog might remember our previous coverage of the 2010 trademark dispute between The North Face Apparel Corp. and The South Butt, LLC.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposes greater cooperation with IP owners to crack down on counterfeits
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

Earlier today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it would disclose information to intellectual property owners regarding suspected counterfeit goods stopped at the border, in situations where CBP desires assistance from the IP owners to determine if the goods are genuine or counterfeit.


Trademark offices warn applicants of solicitations by unscrupulous companies: how can a trademark owner protect itself?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, Global
  • February 28 2012

It seems that a trademark owner cannot file a trademark application without subjecting itself to a frenzied barrage of unwanted solicitations by companies seeking the payment of fees in exchange for various trademark-related services, such as publication in the company’s private database or registry, trademark monitoring services, or recordation of the trademark with customs authorities.


How to protect your brand without being a trademark bully: lessons from the North Face and Coke
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2012

How can the owners of famous trademarks enforce their rights without being given the dreaded “trademark bully” label?


Charbucks wins round 3 of trademark dispute with Starbucks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2011

Stating that the antidilution law should be used as “a scalpel, not a battle axe,” Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York once again found that Starbucks failed to prove that the famous STARBUCKS trademark was likely to be diluted by the use of the marks CHARBUCKS BLEND, MR. CHARBUCKS, and MISTER CHARBUCKS on dark roasted coffee.


Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry propose Massachusetts as location for satellite patent office
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

On November 17, 2011, Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry sent a letter to David Kappos, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, urging him to consider Massachusetts as a location for one of the satellite patent offices that was authorized under the recently enacted America Invents Act.


Court orders identity of BitTorrent users to be revealed in copyright case
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2011

BitTorrent users now have even more reason to be concerned if they are targeted in “John Doe” lawsuits for copyright infringement.


Can you ever have too many domain names?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, Global
  • November 1 2011

Dave Broadwin, a business attorney and the head of the Emerging Enterprise Center, recently blogged about registering variations of one’s domain name as a strategy to prevent cybersquatting and trademark conflicts on the internet.