Category Archives: Trademarks

Business Owners Beware: Trademark Tips

Business Owners Beware: Three Intellectual Property Traps That Ensnare Businesses Trademarks Your trademarks can be the most valuable IP you own. Great care should be taken when choosing trademarks and care has to be taken to keep their value. First, you should register your trademarks with the United States Trademark Office. There are many advantages […]

Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?

In my new article for, “Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?”, I warn businesses to protect themselves from manufacturers. There have been instances in which they have been trademarking their customers products, selling counterfeits, and holding shipments for ransom. Click on the link below to read my take on this worldwide problem. Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing […]

Fair Use of Your Competitor’s Trademarks

In my latest article for QuickRead, I discuss the fair use of trademarks.  Sometimes you need to use your competitors’ trademarks to sell your products or services. This is particularly true when you are selling, for example, replacement parts, and need to say that your replacements are compatible with the trademark owners’ products. It can […]

Nestle Ordered to Stop Using Incredible Trademark

Impossible Food wins Impossible trademark battle! The District Court of The Hague in the Netherlands ruled that Nestlé’s use of Incredible infringes upon the Impossible Foods trademark Impossible. The court said Nestlé was trying to deliberately confuse consumers.             Consumers would be confused by Impossible and Incredible. The Court decided […]

“Sussex Royal” Trademark Update

Flash of Genius – Spontaneous thoughts from the IP Guy Harry and Meghan have announced they will not use the “Sussex Royal” trademark saga. (Click here for the related article, “Five Royal Trademark Lessons from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”) In the United Kingdom, use of the word “Royal” is reserved for the royal […]

Obamas Face Setback in Trademark Dispute

Obama Trademark Case: Six Lessons Learned The New York Times reported that former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama had filed to register the trademark, “Higher Ground,” for their entertainment company. But they were refused. Hanisya Massey got their first. She registered “Higher Ground” more than ten years earlier. They’re now fighting […]