There are many different reasons why someone might file an opposition or cancellation proceeding challenging a federal trademark application, and many clients are surprised to learn that it often has little to do with the challenged application.
Last month, the Supreme Court issued a game changing decision on the ability to bring claims under the federal false advertising law, but what does it mean for the average consumer?
Most photographers understand that a watermark can combat online infringement by obscuring an image, but many do not know that watermarking and copyright metadata can also improve an artist’s legal position in cases of online infringement. Continue reading
Most copyright owners know that if copyrighted content is posted on the web without permission, a DMCA takedown notice can be used to get the content taken down, but what can a copyright owner do if the website owner’s identity is concealed or unknown? Continue reading
Many people believe that trademark rights can be “abandoned” or lost if the trademark owner fails to object to infringing uses of the mark, but that is not entirely accurate. Continue reading