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Category: Intellectual Property

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation: USPTO Issues Milestone 1 Millionth Design Patent

September 28, 2023 | Intellectual Property,Patents

In a historic moment for American innovation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has officially granted its one millionth design patent. Design patent 1 million arrives 181 years after printer George Bruce received the first design patent in 1842 for a groundbreaking new typeface. Since then, design patents have shielded the distinctive appearances of…

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Trademark Protection for Product Packaging: Key Legal Requirements

May 23, 2023 | Intellectual Property

Product packaging and product configuration are two distinct aspects of intellectual property law. While both can be protected under trademark law, they have different requirements and legal standards. In this blog, we will examine the differences between product packaging and product configuration under trademark law. Product Packaging Product packaging refers to the physical appearance of…

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Journey’s Next Journey

September 21, 2022 | Intellectual Property

Former singer of the legendary band Journey, Steve Perry, has filed to cancel trademark registrations allegedly owned by other current Journey band members, including lead guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Jonathan Cain. Under 15 U.S.C. §1064: “A petition to cancel a registration of a mark, stating the grounds relied upon, may, upon payment of…

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Intellectual Property Attorney Takes on Major League Baseball

June 29, 2022 | Intellectual Property

Following Cleveland’s Major League Baseball (“MLB”) team name change from the Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Guardians, an intellectual property attorney in South Carolina has submitted a new U.S. trademark application for CLEVELAND INDIANS for clothing goods, and Petitioned to Cancel the Cleveland Guardians’ still-existing registration for the old team name. As pointed out in…

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