Author: Jeffrey Cadwell

Jeff advises clients on the availability, registrability, and strength of proposed trademarks in both the United States and abroad, and assists clients with developing strategies for protecting and enforcing their trademark rights. He also counsels on copyright issues, and obtains copyright registrations for clients.

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DMCA Agent Registration Reminder

If your company hosts any type of user generated content on a website, then you should appoint and record a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of safe harbor provisions set forth in the Copyright Act. As we continue reading...

KISS That Trademark Application Goodbye

We recently provided some commentary on Gene Simmons and his application to register the “devil horns” rock and roll hand symbol.  Well, you can now KISS that application goodbye, as Mr. Simmons has expressly abandoned his federal trademark application.  No details on the reason for continue reading...

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

On June 9, 2017, Gene Simmons of Kiss rock band fame applied with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) to register the following mark for “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist” in Class 41:   continue reading...