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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Offensive Names Can be a Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on October 14, 2016

supreme_courtSan Diego – The Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Oregon, are taking their case to the Supreme Court which will decide whether the band can trademark its name. The band’s trademark application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was refused because the trademark office found that it is an offensive term. Read the rest »

#Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers #Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on January 26, 2016

football1San Diego – The San Diego Chargers recently applied for the “Los Angeles Chargers” trademark, a sign that the Chargers have a bona fide intent to leave San Diego and move to Los Angeles. The Chargers filed trademark application for both “Los Angeles Chargers” and “LA Chargers” because they are currently in negotiations for a potential move to Los Angeles. Read the rest »

Jeb Bush Abandons Trademark Application for “Jeb!”

By Joseph Mandour on January 8, 2016

voteSan Diego – While many presidential candidates (most notably Donald Trump) fight battles to maintain and protect trademarked slogans, Jeb Bush took a different approach. He recently abandoned the Jeb! trademark he has used thus far during his campaign. Read the rest »

The Slants win, Ban on Disparaging Trademarks and Washington Redskins Ruling Now in Doubt

By Joseph Mandour on December 31, 2015

supreme_courtLos Angeles – An Asian rock band from Portland wanted to trademark the name of their group “The Slants,” hoping to turn the racial slur into a phrase of empowerment. Instead, they got a lengthy legal battle eventually resulting in a significant change to trademark law, which may impact the Washington Redskins’ trademark case. Read the rest »

Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

By Joseph Mandour on July 14, 2015

football1San Diego – Six Trademarks owned by the Washington Redskins are in the process of being cancelled due to a Federal court ruling. Last year, Navajo activist Amanda Blackhorse along with four other Native Americans sought to cancel the team’s Trademark Registrations due to an offensive connotation of the name “Redskins”. This was successful as the TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) ruled in favor of Blackhorse that the registrations were disparaging and should be cancelled. Read the rest »

GM and Yamaha Agree to Co-exist with use of “Bolt” Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on June 10, 2015

automobile-pluginLos Angeles – Despite less than stellar sales and perceived high prices, auto makers continue to release new electric vehicles. This is partly due to the fact that manufacturers are under a government mandate to increase the average miles per gallon of their fleets. Read the rest »

Kendall and Kylie Jenner to Trademark Their Names

By Joseph Mandour on May 8, 2015

perfume_bottleLos Angeles – Kendall and Kylie Jenner are well-known children from the famous Kardashian-Jenner family. With an Olympic gold-medalist for a father and fashionista Kim Kardashian with a TV show as their sister, it is not surprising that the two teenagers have also entered the spotlight. Read the rest »

Twitter Shows Expansion Plans with Trademark Applications

By Joseph Mandour on April 29, 2015

twitterOrange County – Since July of last year, Twitter has ramped up its efforts in protecting its trademarks by filing a number of Trademark Applications. The applications appear to cover a wide scope of trademarks, from protecting its fundamental business to hinting toward its broadening efforts related to social media. Read the rest »

Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell

By Joseph Mandour on April 20, 2015

fracking2San Diego – Trademark officials in Virginia recently received an unusual specimen for a Trademark Application. Instead of visual examples that they are accustomed to, they were hand-delivered vials containing a liquid with an orange scent. Read the rest »

Jim Nantz phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” Becomes a Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on April 15, 2015

golfOrange County – The golf course at Augusta National in Augusta Georgia is among the most famous in the world. Every year, the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Tournament which airs nationally on CBS and ESPN. Read the rest »