Category: Trademarks

A Trademark By Any Other Name…

The Lanham Act prohibits registration on the Principal Register of a mark that is “primarily merely a surname” unless an applicant can show that the mark has acquired secondary meaning such that consumers perceive the surname as an identifier of source.  15 U.S.C. § 1052(e)(4).  Alternatively, continue reading...

Dear Fashion Santa, Let Me Explain…

We only want one thing for Christmas this year: clear and unambiguous terms for ownership of intellectual property. We know you’ll understand after the year you’ve been having. #FashionSanta was the social media sensation of the 2015 holiday season. Children and adults alike (including Canada’s continue reading...