Entries by Ashley Ray

Is Green Lantern Coming to a Gaming Console Near You?

Look out fans! We see Green Lantern on the horizon – and it’s not because we’ve been watching too much Big Bang Theory. This month, we spotted a trend with some recent DC Comics trademark filings.  Looks like DC will be rolling out a Green Lantern video game. Some recent recent trademark filings with the […]

IP Lawyers’ Busy Year: Boom in VR, AR, IoT

This year is looking like it’ll be another exciting year for technology companies and their IP lawyers. Virtual and augmented reality will become more prevalent.  Home automation fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to blow up. Business Insider projects the revenue of virtual and augmented reality to be at $162 Billion by 2020, […]

Merely Ornamental? When a Decoration Is Not a Brand

‘Tis the season for merchandising! Your house, office, and yard may be full of holiday ornamentation but trademark applicants beware.  If something is deemed to be “merely ornamental,” that’s grounds for the USPTO to refuse your application to register your mark.   Ornamentation is an issue that trips up a lot of applicants, especially for t-shirts, […]

Name Warden Goes Global

Name Warden is excited to announce this week that they are expanding their platform for the first time beyond the USPTO! Name Warden is a deadline tracking and automatic docketing service for trademark lawyers. Launched in 2015, the service offers powerful, time saving tools for trademark lawyers: the ability to capture all of a lawyer’s […]

Name Warden Does What?! 3 Cool Features You May Not Know

Our users love how easy trademark docketing and defense is with Name Warden. By eliminating the need for data entry and automating tasks, Name Warden has saved trademark attorneys countless hours of admin work. But there are other Name Warden features beyond trademark monitoring and defense! Here are 3 cool Name Warden features to know about. Find New Clients […]

The Slants Trademark, The Lanham Act, and What it Means

“One man’s vulgarity is another mans lyric” quoth the 1971 U.S. Supreme Court free-speech case. That 1971 free speech ruling is what came to mind when the U.S. Supreme Court delivered their ruling in Matal v. Tam. This Supreme Court battle was an appeal to reverse the USPTO’s decision to deny the trademark application for the mark “The […]

Are You Following These Intellectual Property Law Trends?

It’s 2017! We’ve got a new President, the same USPTO Director, new and emerging technologies, and we’re on the brink of what economists are calling the 4th Industrial Revolution. What does all of this mean for Intellectual Property Law? A lot actually. We rounded up some of the biggest trends and topics in Intellectual Property to give you […]

Drone Trademark Filings: Droning On or Taking Flight?

In the past couple of years, drones and related legal issues surrounding drones have been hot topics. Major companies like Amazon and Google are coming up with innovative ways to use them, drone enthusiasts are forming groups and meetups, and this past holiday season, they were high on many lists. In fact, 1 in 5 people said […]