• Posts Tagged ‘consent to register’

    Assignment of a Name or Just a Trademark?

    by  • September 11, 2017 • trademark • 0 Comments

    Section 2(c) of the Trademark Act requires a “written consent” for the registration of the name of a living individual. Is a trademark assignment a consent? Apparently so. “Jordan Maxwell” was the pen name of Russell Joseph Pine. Jordan Maxwell is a self-proclaimed “preeminent researcher and independent scholar in the field of occult /...

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    Calling John Welch …

    by  • October 3, 2011 • trademark

    A fairly mundane trademark opinion, Warden v. Falk, raised a trademark ownership question I hadn’t thought of. What is the legal effect of a consent to use and register the name of a living individual when the name is already a trademark? Plaintiff Bob Warden was a QVC television personality selling cookbooks and endorsing...

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