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Founded in 1957, we are recognized worldwide as a leading intellectual property law and litigation firm. We also represent clients in the areas of…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 30 Jan 2024

Trademark Law Alert: U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms-Shoe “Parody” was a Trademark Infringement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that a sneaker…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 17 Jan 2024

A Trademark is Not a Copyright or a Patent - 2024 Edition

Although trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets all concern intangible property rights and overlap to some extent, they differ from each…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 10 Jan 2024

Adding a Word or Distinctive Design to a Mark Sometimes Can Avoid a Likelihood of Confusion

Many times, two marks have been found likely to be confused despite (1) the addition of a second word to the later mark (found not to overcome that…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 29 Nov 2023

How to Cancel a U.S. Trademark Registration for Abandonment

Now, a precedential decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is instructive as to the reverse—how to cancel a U.S. registration for an…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 22 Nov 2023

Hanagami v. Epic games, Inc.: the Ninth Circuit dances through a discussion on the scope of choreographic works

The Copyright Act lists “choreographic works” as one of the eight types of creative works that are protectable under federal Copyright Law (17 U.S.C…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 15 Nov 2023

How to Overcome a Trademark Application Refusal When the Identical Mark is Registered for Different Goods or Services -- Part 2

In a recent Blog post, we suggested steps you might take in an appropriate case to surmount a blocking mark that consists of a verbal element…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 18 Oct 2023

How to Overcome a Trademark Application’s Refusal When the Identical Mark was Registered for Different Goods or Services

When an existing trademark or service mark registration covers a mark identical or similar to your proposed mark, but the goods or services…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 13 Oct 2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month Highlight: 4 Groundbreaking Inventions

In 1974, Miguel Angel Ondetti, an Argentine-born chemist, and David Cushman successfully synthesized Captopril (U.S. Patent No. 4,105,776), the first…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 11 Oct 2023

Hospitality Industry Insight - Consider Future Name Rights When Closing a Restaurant

You should keep in mind that a service mark, such as a restaurant name, may become abandoned when you close a restaurant. Continuing to advertise the…
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Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC | USA | 5 Oct 2023

Trademark Alert: A NEW KIND OF SODA Fails to Function as a Trademark for Soda

Slogans, phrases, and other terms considered to be merely informational in nature are held not registrable as trademarks, because they are deemed to…
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