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How long has Trump been planning this? Apparently Mr. Trump decided he liked the sound of “Make America Great Again” as far back as 2012, when he first filed an application for the phrase with the Trademark Office (Serial 85783371). … Continue reading
Because cats make everything more entertaining. (search using (03.01.04)[DD] and (2)[MD]). A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1. Content Kitty (such a peaceful face) 2. Lethal Kitty (HiYA!!) 3. Hello … Continue reading
What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common? The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo … Continue reading
I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not. The main issue with whether a slogan or word operates as trademark is how it is used. This is … Continue reading
You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code. If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale doctrine applies to any computer program that enables … Continue reading
LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music licensing framework as well as the ever-evolving needs … Continue reading
From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June … Continue reading
On a recent episode of HBO’s new show Silicon Valley, the hapless coders find themselves in a bind when they realize that the “placeholder” company name “Pied Piper, Inc.” was already in use by Pied Piper Irrigation, another California company. … Continue reading
Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a nanny living in Chicago and New York during the 50′s and 60′s. She was also a photographer whose work involved sizable numbers of photos taken of street scenes. She … Continue reading