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Brushstroke Envy: Why You Should Trademark your NFT

By: Daniel Davis  [10/20/22] ​The most valuable painting in the world is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine fabric merchant. In English, this masterpiece by Léonardo da Vinci is known as the Mona Lisa. In 1962, the painting was insured for $100 million. Based on this estimate, today, the Mona Lisa… Continue reading Brushstroke Envy: Why You Should Trademark your NFT

Killing Them Easier: USPTO “Reverses” the Federal Circuit on Genericness

By: Daniel Davis and Farzad Panjshiri   [8/1/22] Generic terms—terms that are primarily understood to be the name of a product or service—cannot be trademarks. [1] For example, one cannot register APPLE as a trademark for (you guessed it) apples. [2] When a trademark becomes generic, the mark falls into the public domain, and anyone can use it. [3] Because becoming generic… Continue reading Killing Them Easier: USPTO “Reverses” the Federal Circuit on Genericness

Putin v. Peppa Pig: How Russia’s War in Ukraine Threatens Intellectual Property Rights

By: Daniel Davis [3/18/22] Seeking to end the human suffering caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and many other nations have imposed strict economic sanctions on Russia. For the same reason, many private companies—including Apple, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Ikea, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Porsche, and Toyota—have left or sharply downsized their business operations in Russia. [1]… Continue reading Putin v. Peppa Pig: How Russia’s War in Ukraine Threatens Intellectual Property Rights

Four-Year Sentence for Trademark Scammer

By: Daniel Davis On Wednesday (September 15, 2021), a federal judge sentenced Viktors Suhorukovs to four years in prison. Suhorukovs, a Latvian citizen, sent thousands of fake trademark renewal notices to unsuspecting trademark owners using official-sounding names such as “Patent and Trademark Office” and “Patent and Trademark Bureau.” The scam, which Suhorukovs ran for nearly… Continue reading Four-Year Sentence for Trademark Scammer

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