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Can’t catch me! Boston Marathon organizers lose bid to stop trademark in Marathon Monday

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) lost its bid to stop Velocity, LLC to register a trademark in “Marathon Monday” for athletic apparel. The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board ruled that while BAA is synonymous with, and therefore has trademark rights[...]

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Led Zeppelin to go to trial on “Stairway to Heaven” claim

The estate of Randy “California” Wolfe, original guitarist and vocalist for Spirit, best known for their hit “Got a Line on You,” sued Led Zeppelin in a Pennsylvania federal court for copyright infringment and “Right of Attribution/falsification of Rock & Roll[...]

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Federal Circuit holds Unconstitutional Trademark anti-Disparagement Requirement

In a groundbreaking decision, Judge Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit invalidated on Constitutional grounds the requirement that registered trademarks not disparage a person or group of people. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office had[...]

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“LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY” NOT scandalous for beer…

In recent news, the trademark examining attorney refused registration of the stylized mark LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY for beer, on grounds that it was scandalous and vulgar. Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. The Board agreed that[...]

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New front emptying trash can, never touch the dirty inside of a trash can again!

Fresh patent application!  Published yesterday on behalf of inventor Aaron Friedman: http://goo.gl/nOZuwx[...]

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Hope springs eternal…

Sigh… The client came to me with a dream and a blank check. I wish it were that easy for me to make him a million dollars. But he went first to an invention promotion firm he had seen on[...]

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