• .app Top Level Domain Open for Registration

    Stacy J. Grossman

    If you have a brand, then you might want to register your bright and early on May 8 - before someone else does. ...more

  • Beware of Misleading Requests for Payment of Trademark Fees

    Stacy J. Grossman

    After filing an application to register a trademark, you may receive an official-looking document, either by snail mail or e-mail, that calls for the payment of fees. If this document does not come from the United States Trademark Office or your attorney, beware: it is likely a solicitation from an unscrupulous business looking for a quick profit....more

  • Grumpy Cat: Pet Influencer, Prevailing Plaintiff in Copyright Lawsuit

    Stacy J. Grossman

    Tarder Sauce, a/k/a Grumpy Cat, might wear a permanent scowl, but she has reason to be happy today. 710,001 reasons, to be precise....more

  • Who Knew Fighting Genericide Could Be Such Fun?

    Stacy J. Grossman

    It’s hard to believe, but a video made by the legal team at Velcro has gone viral – amassing nearly 300,000 views in less than two days. That means nearly 300,000 people now know about genericide, which is what happens when a brand loses its ability to function as a trademark....more

  • Alert: Website Owners Required to Take Action to Benefit From DMCA Safe Harbor

    Stacy J. Grossman

    If you operate a website that allows users to post comments or other material, if you have previously registered a Designated Agent with the Copyright Office, or if your website terms of use invoke the DMCA, then you should file under the new system before the end of 2017. ...more

  • Alert: New Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules Coming January 14, 2017

    Stacy J Grossman

    In October, the Trademark Office issued amendments to the rules of practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The new rules go into effect on January 14, 2017, and are intented to provide more efficiency and clarity in trademark proceedings....more