How Much Will it Cost to Clear and Register a Trademark in the United States?
Clients frequently want to know how much it will cost to register a trademark. The answer is always: “it depends.” Here are some of the factors that can affect the cost of trademark clearance and registration in the United States....more
How Long Will it Take to Register a Trademark in the United States?
Clients frequently want to know how long it will take to register a trademark in the United States. Though actual times may vary, this article provides some estimates, and factors that can delay the registration of a trademark....more
Game of Thrones vs. Trump
HBO's response to a tweet by Trump teaches us how to take advantage of the immediacy of social media to manage trademarks and reputations....more
Important Changes to Canadian Trademark Law - Effective June 2019
Significant changes to Canadian trademark law will come into effect on June 17, 2019. These changes will impact businesses and individuals who own Canadian trademark registrations and pending applications, and who are considering new applications in Canada between now and then....more
GDPR and Brexit - A Few Things U.S. Businesses and Brand Owners Need to Know
I try hard to share news that is fun and informative. I’m not sure how fun this is, but it’s a must read if you do business with European citizens, and if you own European trademarks. ...more
Gynocologists Not Confusing With Rap Artists
The Trademark Office held that DR. DRE (rap artist) is not confusingly similar to DR. DRAI (gynecologist)....more