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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Drafting and Filing Your Own Patent Application–I've Seen Nothing to Recommend it

Drafting and Filing Your Own Patent Application—I’ve Seen Nothing to Recommend It Or, if you’re thinking of filing your own patent application, please take the time to read and consider the following: Maybe it’s the economy, but I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Design or Utility Patent Application

Like most patent attorneys, I spent the early years of my career being a design patent skeptic. Design patents were fine for readily apparent uses such as ornate packaging or even the products themselves when they clearly deviated from the … Continue reading

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