The IP Finance blog has an excellent post on pitfalls in the sale of trademarks out of bankruptcy. The whole article is useful (and good advice on both sides of the Atlantic), but the most interesting part is the story of how the family of MG marks was split, so that one mark went to a different owner. The result was a validity challenge on the theory that marks were separated from the goodwill, as well as a lawsuit. All yet to be decided.
© 2009 Pamela Chestek