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Supreme Court Ruling on Disparaging Trademark Name Case

Aug 2017 09

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that words may be registered as trademarks in the United States Trademark Office even if the words are offensive and disparaging. A federal law that prohibited registration of offensive or disparaging words as…

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Trademark Case

Jan 2017 19

1/19/17 - UPDATE - The United States Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that will probably determine whether the Washington Redskins football club will be allowed to re-register “Redskins” as its federal trademark.

Update To Important Trademark Case In Supreme Court

Nov 2016 17

The nation’s largest attorney organization, the American Bar Association, has submitted a brief to the United Stated Supreme Court in a case that may determine whether Washington’s NFL team can continue to register the name “Redskins” as its trademark.

Briefing Begins in Case Affecting Washington Redskins Trademark

Nov 2016 14

The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case that will affect the “Redskins” trademark used by the Washington team in the National Football League. In 2014, the U.S. Trademark Office cancelled the football team’s trademark at the…

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Jul 2016 21

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and creates a legal claim in federal court for theft or misappropriation of trade secrets.

Trademark Protection for Disparaging Names Still in Question

Jun 2016 29

Federal law places certain limits on the types of words, phrases, or symbols that may be registered as trademarks. This limitation was recently used to cancel the “Redskins" federal trademark registration. The United States Court of Appeals for the…

Successful Trademark Infringement Case

Jun 2014 30

Bob Schuster and Brad Booke, along with Kris Koski of Cheyenne, Wyoming, have just successfully completed their representation of a Jackson, Wyoming restaurant known as “Bon Appe Thai,” in a federal court trademark infringement action against a Salt Lake…

What Do The Redskins Trademark Cancellations Really Mean?

Jun 2014 23

On June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations owned by Washington D.C.’s National Football League franchise, because they use the word “Redskins.”

Website Protected From Copyright Charges

Apr 2013 26

Robert P. Schuster, P.C., successfully defended a health and nutrition website from charges that its content violated copyright and trademark laws.

Motorola Wins ITC Ruling

Jan 2012 18