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RUSH TO FILE DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS?

Racially offensive trademark applications are piling up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   The Supreme Court decided in March that  the federal government couldn't ban trademarks because they are disparaging.
The Supreme Court struck down part of the Trademarks Act that bans offensive (disparaging) trademarks.  The ruling is expected to help the  Washington Redskins in their legal fight to keep the team name as a registered trademark.   The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law infringes on free speech rights.


TRADEMARK AND DOMAIN NAME SCAM ALERT!

If you own a trademark application or registration, you will eventually receive solicitations from private companies not associated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or from our office, if we are your attorney of record.
Often these look like official government documents, emphasizing d

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USPTO TRADEMARK AUDITS COMING SOON! Do your registered trademarks need pruning?

Do any of your renewed trademark registrations list more than one good or service in a single class? If so, that trademark could be subject to a random audit by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO").
Pleased with the results of its two-year

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