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Firm Files Suit to Stop Unsavory Competition on Amazon.com

The Maryland Daily Record may have said it best in an article that stated “two companies could be headed for a high noon showdown in U.S. District Court over copyright infringement on engraved firearm parts.”      In a federal lawsuit that made recent headlines in Maryland’s premier business and legal newspaper, Bowie & Jensen LLC is…

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Intellectual Property Law: "HarBowl" story offers a lesson on business law

Low barriers to entry in certain businesses breed rapid response and quick-to-market products that capitalize on “in the moment” mania.  Often the in-the-moment-mania products derive from long standing famous trademarks owned by aggressive trademark enforcers.  Buyers should be beware of these types of aggressive trademark enforcers prior to making costly investments. Here is a hint.…

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Intellectual Property Law: The previous play is under review.

“The previous play is under review.” San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the latest on a long list of celebrities and sports figures to turn to trademark law in the effort to protect something believed to be rightfully theirs. These efforts are sometimes fleeting, and they often bring the ire of fans. However, the…

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Technical Trademark Dilution Bill is signed by the president

Section 1125(c)(1) of Title 15 (link here) provides as follows: “Subject to the principles of equity, the owner of a famous mark that is distinctive, inherently or through acquired distinctiveness, shall be entitled to an injunction against another person who, at any time after the owner’s mark has become famous, commences use of a mark…

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PTO Scam Alert to Trademark Owners

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) is warning business owners and individuals who own federal trademark registrations to be wary of unsolicited mail and emails that look official but are really are the work of scam artists.  Here’s how the scam works.  The scammers find your contact and official registration information using the public…

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For Google's sin, it gets (Rosetta) Stoned

Not so fast, says the 4th Circuit.  Many lawyers and bloggers had assumed Google would win its case in which Rosetta Stone alleged that Google was contributing to the infringement of Rosetta Stone’s trademarks . . . but Google mostly lost on appeal. The Rosetta Stone case involves use of “adwords” – Google adwords are…

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