Category Archives: Trademark Registration
What To Know About NFTs And Trademark Law
An NFT (non-fungible token) is a financial asset consisting of digital data stored on a blockchain. NFTs share some commonalities with cryptocurrency. Though, unlike cryptocurrency, NFTs are unique. They are not replaced. The market for NFTs has exploded. According to a report from Business Insider, the global value of NFTs surpassed $41 billion in… Read More »
What Is The USPTO’s Post Registration Audit Program?
A trademark is one of the most important forms of intellectual property in the United States. It allows businesses and entrepreneurs to establish and develop their brands. A trademark should be registered to receive the maximum level of legal protection. For a trademark petition to be approved by the United States Patent and Trademark… Read More »
The Inter Miami – Inter Milan Trademark Dispute Continues
In 2020, Inter Miami played its inaugural season in Major League Soccer (MLS) at its home stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Off of the soccer field the franchise is already battle tested. Inter Miami has been locked in a multi-year intellectual property battle over its branding. The trademark battle shows no sign of slowing… Read More »
Following Super Bowl Victory, A Dispute Over The ‘Champa Bay’ Trademark
On February 7th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31 to 9 to win Super Bowl LV. This follows last year’s Stanley Cup Championship for the Tampa Bay Lightning and World Series appearance for the baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. According to a report from ABC Action News, at least three parties… Read More »
What Is A Trademark Clearance Opinion?
A trademark can be a valuable piece of intellectual property. It can distinguish your company’s brand from competitors. To register a trademark, an applicant must prove that it is a unique source signifier for their product or service. A trademark registration could be denied on the grounds that another company has already registered a… Read More »
Can You Sue for Trademark Infringement If You Have Not Registered?
A key form of intellectual property is a trademark. A trademark is a recognizable sign, mark, or expression that serves as a source signifier. Under federal law, you are not required to register your trademark to obtain formal legal protection—meaning you can still sue for infringement even without registration. That being said, your rights… Read More »
Trademark Searches: A Guide
A trademark search is the process of determining whether or not a particular “mark” is already in commercial use. Businesses and entrepreneurs can benefit from a proactive trademark search because the results will tell them if a particular mark is available and it will give them a better understanding of their options. Ideally, you… Read More »
5 Things to Know About Trademarks in Florida
If you have a business and are wondering whether you have a valid trademark (or service mark) and whether you should register a trademark to protect your business, you should speak with a Boca Raton trademark lawyer about your options. In the meantime, we want to provide you with some general information about trademarks… Read More »
What is the Difference Between a Trademark and a Copyright?
If you have your own business that you want to protect or if you recently produced a piece of work that you want to ensure others do not unfairly profit from, you might be considering whether a trademark or copyright is appropriate for your needs. First, it is important to know that trademarks and… Read More »