Trademark

Trademark Law Basics

What is a Trademark?  A trademark is a distinctive indicator (usually a word or symbol) used to identify the source of goods sold in commerce. More »

 

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“Due In” Maternity T-Shirts by Samson Martin on Shark Tank

Kim Preis appeared on this week’s Shark Tank with her line of maternity t-shirts featuring the phrase “Due in.”  As in, “My baby is Due In November,” or “I am Due In September.” Preis said that her company, Samson Martin, has sold $1.4 million worth of these shirts, but that sales have declined in recent [...]

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Kraft Foods takes exception to Teacher’s “Kick the KD” program

Kraft Foods takes exception to Teacher’s “Kick the KD” program

In the US, we call it “Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner,” or “Mac and Cheese.”  In Canada, the same product is known simply as “Kraft Dinner,” or “KD” for short. Seems that a college professor has run afoul of Kraft’s legal department with his healthy-cooking class entitled “Kick the KD.”  Kraft’s legal department took exception [...]

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“Hill Billy” Clothing Brand Featured On Shark Tank

“Hill Billy” Clothing Brand Featured On Shark Tank

Clothiers Mike Abbaticchio and Shon Less showed up on this week’s Shark Tank hawking their HillBilly line of clothing. Basically, they put the words “Hill Billy” on stuff and sell it at a markup to, well, Hillbillies, I’d guess.  Fortunately for the entrepreneurs, ultimate redneck & hillbilly extraordinaire Jeff Foxworthy was on hand as a [...]

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Using Trademark Applications To Get Free Advertising – “It’s on like Donkey Kong”

Using Trademark Applications To Get Free Advertising – “It’s on like Donkey Kong”

Sounds like Nintendo has a new old catchphrase in mind. Nintendo announced Wednesday that it filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for ownership of the pop culture phrase "it’s on like Donkey Kong." If approved, the patent would kick in on Nov. 21, just in time for the release of Donkey [...]

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