Is Juneteenth Trademarked? There are many Juneteenth Trademarks.

Juneteenth Trademark: Celebration or Commodification? A Look at Juneteenth Trademarks Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. This is a positive development, reflecting a growing awareness of this important chapter in American history. However, alongside the celebrations, there's a concerning trend: the rise of trademarks associated with Juneteenth. Here at - trademark attorney, we believe in honoring Juneteenth's historical significance while fostering inclusive celebrations. That's why we're diving into the issue of trademarks and Juneteenth. Juneteenth Trademarks: A Numbers Game Our research identified 38 entries in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database for live registered trademarks and pending applications that contain the word "Juneteenth." The below table provides a glimpse into the scope of this trend. The predominant theme is to register the JUNETEENTH name as a trademark [...]

By |June 19th, 2024|

How Many Trademarks Does Taylor Swift Have? Over 300 Taylor Swift Trademarks in the US

How Many Trademarks Does Taylor Swift Have? Hundreds of Taylor Swift Trademarks How Many Trademarks Does Taylor Swift Have? As of May 16, 2024, there are over 300 live trademark records corresponding to trademark applications and registrations. The latest being FEMALE RAGE: THE MUSICAL. See below for a detailed list of Taylor Swift trademarks, applications, and trademarked names owned by TAS Rights Management, LLC, which is identified as the "Secret Police" of the Taylor Swift brand. Actually, it's more like the brand management and enforcement arm of TAYLOR SWIFT Trademarks and Brands. Businesses try to capitalize in any way on the fame of Taylor Swift. A good example is shirts on etsy using lyrics from her songs. An easy sell when you have her brand identity on your shirt. TAS Rights Management is active in opposing trademark applications for her Album names, song lyrics, and brand identity. There is a [...]

By |May 16th, 2024|

Gettysburg School District Trademark – Riddle Comments the Trademark Dispute

Trademark Attorney Riddle Comments on the Trademark Dispute a Gettysburg School District. Trademark Attorney Charles Riddle was cited in several articles by the Gettysburg Times about a trademark controversy concerning the Gettysburg Area School District logo. In one Article, Gettysburg Times identified Attorney Riddle as a “Trademark Expert”. Here Are the Major Points about the Gettysburg Area School District Trademark Dispute: A local resident (through an associated business, Kierstan’s Kids LLC) attempted to acquire rights to a Gettysburg Area School District trademark.  Both PA state and US federal trademark applications were filed by Kierstan’s Kids LLC. According to the Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) school officials received correspondence that “essentially is requesting a cease-and-desist on the use of it by the district”   According to the Gettysburg Times, the GASD logo was adopted in 2013.  There is no record showing that the logo was [...]

By |January 17th, 2024|

Jimmy Buffet Trademarks! How Many?

How Many Trademarks Does Jimmy Buffett Have? Well over 300 Jimmy Buffett Trademarks How Many Trademarks Jimmy Buffett Have? As of May 20, 2024, there are 333 live trademark records corresponding to trademark applications and registrations. That's close to Taylor Swift's Branding. Counting US trademark filings in total, both live and abandoned applications, the number is nearing 1,000. Scroll to the bottom to see the complete list of live US Trademarks for Jimmy Buffet (Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC). The latest Jimmy Buffett trademark filings are ST. SOMEWHERE, MARGARITAVILLE ST. SOMEWHERE, PLAY 9, LONGITUDE MARGARITAVILLE, BUNGALOW VILLAGE BY MARGARITAVILLE, NOBODY WORKS ON FRIDAY, BUBBLES UP, and LIKE MY DOG, which were filed after Jimmy Buffett's death. Is Margarativalle Trademarked? Yes. Margaritaville Is Trademarked Is Margaritaville trademarked? Yes, Margaritaville is registered as a trademark. The word Margaritaville is in 155 trademark registrations from the complete list of Jimmy Buffett TMs below. There are [...]

By |September 7th, 2023|

Benefits of Trademark Registration

Benefits of Trademark Registration - Should You Register Your Mark? It’s a fundamental question in trademark law: What are the benefits of a registered trademark? I must discuss this at least three times week with trademark clients. In addition to providing a general sense of security, there are numerous benefits of trademark registration that will help protect your brand and business. The purpose of this page is to identify some of the main benefits of federal trademark registration. A U.S. Trademark Registration Provides Nationwide Rights - All Fifty States and U.S. Territories In the United States, you are not legally required to register your mark. Unregistered trademarks receive “common law” rights. But, unregistered trademark rights only exist where the owner does business. A registered trademark provides nationwide rights in all fifty states and U.S. Territories such as Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto [...]

By |April 2nd, 2023|

USFL Filed Three Philadelphia Stars Trademark Applications

USFL Filed Three Philadelphia Stars Trademark ApplicationsPhiladelphia has a new team in town. 2022 brought the return of USFL and the Philadelphia Stars after a nearly 40-year absence. The name and logo is protected with several trademark applications. The Philadelphia Stars Trademark Applications The Philadelphia Stars filed for three trademarks. One for the Philadelphia Stars Logo in entertainment, clothing, toys, and beverage wear. The Logo Philadelphia Stars Trademark Application is suspended because it is blocked by a prior filed trademark application. A Prior-Filed Application notice means that another pending trademark application is blocking yours. Someone else filed an application before your application date, and the earlier application is similar enough to yours to be a grounds for rejection. Read this article for more about how to respond to a Prior-Filed Application rejection written by Trademark Attorney Charles Riddle. The PHILADELPHIA STARS name is also the subject of two trademark applications [...]

By |January 16th, 2023|

Philadelphia Zahav Trademark Is Registered

Iconic Restaurant of Philadelphia Zahav Trademark Is Registered Reservations open on the 1st of the month, at 11am ET, for the entire following month. That fact alone shows that that Philadelphia Zahav Trademark has reached Icon Status. The ZAHAV name and logo is protected with US trademark registration No. 4188976, and the owner has all benefits of a registered trademark. In addition, the trademark registration is now incontestable because the owner timely filed the required Section 8 and Section 15 declarations. About Philadelphia Icon Zahav Restaurant Zahav is a modern Israeli restaurant located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Chef Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook. The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Israeli dishes with a modern twist, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu features small plates and family-style dishes, with a focus on flavors and techniques from the Middle East, North [...]

By |January 16th, 2023|

Trademark Symbol – ™ vs. ®

Trademark Symbol - ™ vs ® Trademark ™ - The TM Symbol - The Trademark Symbol The Trademark symbol (™), "The TM Symbol" is often used on logos, names, phrases, or words. The TM Symbol is used proactively by companies to indicate the mark is their own exclusive property. The Trademark ™ symbol has no legal meaning, but can be used on unregistered marks as a “no trespassing” sign. The Trademark Office Rules of Procedure state that you may use terms such as "trademark," "trademark applied for," "TM" and "SM" regardless of whether a mark is registered. These are not official or statutory symbols of federal registration. If you are using ™ Symbol , the trademark is most likely not registered. As such, your rights to enforce an unregistered trademark would stem from common law … Common Law Trademark Rights may (or may not) apply depending on [...]

By |November 26th, 2022|

Adidas Logos: Logo Trademarks Owned by Adidas

A Huge List of ADIDAS Logos From the Trademark Office US Trademark Office records show over 100 trademark applications for adidas logos. That is, the trademark office search is restricted to exclude Standard Character Trademarks. A detailed list of adidas logos is below. The adidas brand is one of the most iconic and well-known athletic brands in the world. With a history that stretches back over 100 years, adidas has become synonymous with high-quality performance gear and cutting-edge design. From its humble beginnings as a small shoe factory in Bavaria, adidas has grown into a global brand that is synonymous with quality, performance, and style. Adidas Logos Began in Germany Adidas is a German sportswear company founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler. The company's logo, three parallel stripes, is one of the most recognizable in the world. The company produces a wide range [...]

By |November 10th, 2022|

The Trademark Process – Trademark Application Process and Timeline

What Is the Trademark Process and Timeline for Your Trademark Application? The trademark process and timeline described below sets out the general path a trademark application takes in its lifecycle. Registering a trademark or trademarking a logo is a legal process. As a legal process, the trademark application path can take many turns subject to legal advocacy, statutory interpretation, introduction of argument and evidence. That's why it's important to benefit from the experience of a licensed attorney. With 20+ years experience in trademark law, we anticipate the common problems associated with registering a trademark, provide advice, and incorporate trademarking strategies into the application process. Before the application is prepared and filed, we interview and consult with you. We discuss the various options, risks, and benefits that are presented with your trademark situation. We will will provide you with guidance and feedback regarding your trademark. We endeavor to provide you [...]

By |November 9th, 2022|
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