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Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for “Candy”

By Joseph Mandour on February 4, 2014

candy-reeses California – King. com Limited, the company behind 2013’s most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word “Candy.” Read the rest »

Things Get Sticky for French Chef, who Finally Lands “Cronut” Trademark Registration

By Joseph Mandour on January 29, 2014

Trademark DisputeLos Angeles – After months of fighting off other bakers, French pastry chef Dominque Ansel has finally prevailed in registering his fancy baked treat as a trademark.   The “Cronut” officially registered as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 14 in connection with Class 30 for an array of baked goods and other sweets.  The registration emerges long after Ansel originally applied for it in the spring of 2013 and his road to getting the registration has been fraught with turmoil.  Now, Ansel has released a statement backing up his decision to register the Cronut name. Read the rest »

Ford and Tesla Clash Over “Model E” Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on January 10, 2014

Infringement Orange County – Two of the world’s most well known car manufacturers are going head to head over the trademark right to the name “Model E.” Records on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) show that on August 5, 2013, Tesla Motors, Inc. filed a trademark application for “Model E,” in several classes of goods, including that for ” Automobiles and structural parts therefor.” This was enough to sufficiently stir up Ford’s attorneys and Ford, in turn, filed its own application for the same name on December 3, 2013. Read the rest »

Panthers Coach Ron Rivera Makes Move to Trademark “Riverboat Ron”

By Joseph Mandour on December 17, 2013

Trademark RegistrationLos Angeles – Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has officially jumped on the sports-nickname trademark bandwagon. Adding to a long line of athletes and coaches who have sought protection over their monikers – from Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin to Jameis Winston and Tim Tebow – Rivera’s “Riverboat Ron” has been added to the list. Read the rest »

Auburn Coach Seeks Trademark Protection For “Hurry Up No Huddle”

By Joseph Mandour on November 26, 2013

Trademark Infringement Orange County – A trademark application filed on November 13th with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals Auburn University football’s head coach’s intent to trademark his signature approach, “Hurry Up No Huddle”. The application was filed through the Auburn Tigers’ head coach Gus Malzahn’s limited liability company and seeks protection over the phrase, which refers to Malzahn’s well known up-tempo style of play. Read the rest »

BOTOX Exes Out BOTULEX in Trademark Opposition

By Joseph Mandour on November 13, 2013

medical_instruments-thumb-200x133-76487California – BOTOX has secured its spot as the reigning champion of wrinkle prevention as it successfully prevented registration of BOTULEX in the United States. Read the rest »

“Famous Jameis” Trademark Gets Swooped Up by Alabama Fan

By Joseph Mandour on November 12, 2013

Trademark Infringement San Diego – A doctor from Birmingham, Alabama has filed a U.S. Trademark Application for “Famous Jameis”, the same nickname that has been recently popularized as referring to Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Read the rest »

Cardinals’ Rally Squirrel Stirs up Trademark Fight

By Joseph Mandour on October 30, 2013

squirrel-thumb-200x142-75762 Orange County – The St. Louis Cardinals are in the midst of a dispute over the trademark of its popular “Rally Squirrel.” The team is trying to knock out a federal trademark application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by a St. Louis area business owner named Phil Rideout. Rideout claims that he filed the application with the intent of building a sports brand around the name, but the Cardinals have opposed the filing, claiming that the name has become a fundamental part of the ball club’s identity. Read the rest »

Band name “The Slants” Gets Rejected by USPTO as Too Offensive

By Joseph Mandour on October 28, 2013

concert-2-150x150 Los Angeles –  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently rejected a Trademark Application for the band name “The Slants.”   The Application was filed in 2011 in Class 041 for “Entertainment in the nature of live performances by a musical band” by a Portland area band.  After receiving two initial refusals, the named Applicant, Simon Tam, filed a Request for Reconsideration after Final Office Action.  That Request for Reconsideration was denied earlier this year, with the Examining Attorney providing a brief to back up his reasons for finding the Trademark unregistrable.

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NFL Star Revis Finally Gets Trademark for “Revis Island”

By Joseph Mandour on October 21, 2013

Trademark InfringementCalifornia – Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback Darrelle Revis was granted trademark protection over the phrase “Revis Island” last month, according to documents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Read the rest »