Tech-Trademark-2018

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 […]

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, […]