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TTAB Trademark Decision Finds No Confusion Between CHINOOKR’D IPA and CHINOOK Wine

W. Clay Mackey (“Opposer”), owner of the registered mark CHINOOK, for table wine, sparkling wine and beer, filed an opposition against Lawson’s Finest Liquids, LLC (“Applicant”) federal trademark application for CHINOOKER’D IPA, for beer. On December 7, 2020, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) canceled the Opposer’s registration of CHINOOK for beer on the …

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TTAB Prohibits Registration of CBD Trademark

Getting a CBD trademark is not as easy as one would think. In 2015, Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC (“Stanley Brothers”) applied for registration of the mark CW (the “Mark”) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), for “hemp oil extracts sold as an integral component of dietary and nutritional supplements.” The USPTO …

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A Trademark Lawyer Can Guide you to Obtaining a Strong Trademark

When starting a new business and attempting to stand out from the crowd, it is important for business owners to consider how to go about building a strong brand. An essential part of creating good branding is developing a robust trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that …

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Want to Coexist with Another Brand? Ask a TM Lawyer How to Do So

Businesses often come into conflict with other businesses that use identical or similar brands to sell related goods and/or services. This can lead to the refusal of a trademark application by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on the basis of a likelihood of confusion, or lengthy litigation with attendant expensive legal fees …

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Wondering if Your Trademark has Been Abandoned? Ask a Trademark Lawyer

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has led to the shuttering of businesses throughout the world. While many of these businesses will be able to open when it is deemed safe by authorities for them to do so, others will be forced to close down forever. For struggling businesses that have registered and/or common …

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Jack Daniels Chewed Up by Trademark Law

VIP Products LLC (“VIP”) designs, markets and sells “Silly Squeakers” dog toys that are often made to humorously resemble well-known beverage containers. In 2013, VIP fashioned the Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker (“Bad Spaniels”) dog toy to resemble a Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle and altered the label by: 1) replacing “Jack Daniel’s” with “Bad Spaniels;” 2) …

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No Pimping: Trademark Law Protects the Goodyear Blimp

January 7th, 2020 On January 2, 2020, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”) and the Illinois-based punk rock band, The Pimps, a/k/a The Good Year Pimps (“The Pimps”), entered into a settlement agreement to resolve allegations that The Pimps: (1) had breached a previous settlement agreement entered into between the parties; (2) were infringing …

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