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Hasbro Smells Opportunity as it Tries to Trademark Play-Doh Scent

Owned by Hasbro since 1991, Play-Doh is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous children’s toy products, and there have been more variations on the products than we could ever attempt to list. But for the first time, sensing an opportunity to further strengthen its [...]

CompuMark Research Finds 80 Percent of C-Level Executives Agree Trademark Infringement is on the Rise

BOSTON, MA: March 28, 2017 – CompuMark, the industry leader for trademark research and protection, today released findings around the impact that trademark infringement has on brands, with eight-in-10 (80 percent) of C-level executives saying it is on the rise. Despite this awareness, the [...]

2017-05-25T14:45:05+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|1 Comment

Merely Descriptive vs Suggestive — The Unwritten Rule of Trademark Law

On the whole, trademark law is incredibly comprehensive, but there’s one important rule that’s still unwritten — how to distinguish between ‘merely descriptive’ and ‘suggestive’ trademarks.The difference between these two types of trademark can be contentious. A merely descriptive mark is something that gives the [...]

Could ‘Fake News’ Become A Real Trademark?

We should all be familiar with the term ‘fake news’ by now. It first came to light towards the end of the 2016 United States election, when it emerged that fake news stories had been published and shared on social media networks in order [...]

Keeping Pace – Helping Knobbe Martens Clear and Protect Trademarks in an Accelerating Marketplace

Trademark attorneys are under mounting pressures to deliver informed trademark decisions at the speed of today’s digital marketplace. Yet the cost of getting it wrong can be astronomical. CompuMark has solutions that enable trademark professionals to reduce brand risk, while keeping pace with the [...]

2017-03-06T14:05:46+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|0 Comments

The Slants – Offensive or Empowering?

In 1946, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) drafted something called the ‘disparagement clause’, which sought to prevent the filing of any trademark which could be deemed as “immoral, deceptive or scandalous”. In the past, this has usually been reserved for extreme cases [...]