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How to Address Domain Name and USPTO Registrations that Interfere with Your Trademark

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 7, 2012

If one person attempts to register a trademark or domain name that is too similar to another person’s pre-existing registered trademark, there are two relatively efficient and inexpensive courses of action that can be used to either (i) compel a transfer of rights, or (ii) prevent the registration from being issued. As a refresher, improper use of a domain name or trademark that is too similar to a…

Lessons in Trademark Use from The Hangover: Part II

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 18, 2012

When luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton sued Warner Bros. in late 2011 seeking possession of each and every copy of The Hangover: Part II, there no doubt were several commentators who dismissed the lawsuit out of hand, and probably accused Louis Vuitton of going too far in trying to police use of its famous “LV” logo. However, when you dig a little deeper, and really understand the reasoning…

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