Is it time for some law practice spring cleaning?

The trees are getting their leaves back, everything is in bloom, and if you suffer from allergies, you’re feeling the pollen count rise. Spring is here! For most of us that means it’s time to spring clean the house. But what about your law practice? Law practice spring cleaning means sprucing up processes, knocking things off to-do lists, […]

A Timeline of the Epic Budweiser Trademark Dispute

Some trademark battles take years. Some decades. The trademark dispute between “The King of Beers” and the “Beer of Kings”? Almost a century. The Budweiser trademark dispute has been going on for 77 years. Budweiser Budvar Brewery was founded in 1895 by citizens of Budweis in the Czech Republic and is state-owned. Anheuser-Busch, a brewery Americans all know […]

When is it Just Not Worth the Trademark Fight?

Well intentioned trademark enforcement efforts can sometimes cause unintended collateral damage.  Even a victorious trademark fight can be accompanied by a PR nightmare. In some cases, the PR problems can cost more than a legal battle. Brand defense is a noble effort, but not if the PR damage is too great. Take Vail Resorts’ trademark application for the words ‘Park […]

Vaping Trademarks : How Much Juice Remains?

If you’ve ever been walking across a parking lot and wondered “what the heck smells like marshmallows?” then you have noticed the rise of the e-cigarette or “vaping” trend. Like we did with craft beer a few months back, we decided to look into USPTO applications for vaping trademarks as an indicator of growth in […]