Category Archives: Trademarks

The law practice of Neal Willmann has closed

The law practice of Neal Willmann has closed. Mr. Willmann has passed away after practicing law for nearly 50 years. These attorneys practice intellectual property law and would be willing to assist you with your patent, trademark, copyright, and related … Continue reading

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The Continuing Saga of the Uncertain Fate of the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Registrations

The Continuing Saga of the Uncertain Fate of the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Registrations As reported in an earlier blog (July 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in the United States Trademark Office bowed to pressure from an allegedly aggrieved … Continue reading

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Trademarking the Shape of Cookies

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Earlier this month (Dec. 2015), Pepperidge Farms, the bakers and marketers of one of my favorite cookies, filed suit against the popular grocery retailer, Trader Joe’s, for, among other things, selling a cookie having the general appearance and shape of … Continue reading

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The Power of Trademarks—or rather Economic Power vs. Trademarks

I just (1/24/2013) read an interesting news item on trademarks and the NFL. It appears that the NFL has pressured a fan by the name of Roy Fox to abandon his federal trademark registration applications for HARBOWL and HARBAUGH BOWL. … Continue reading

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