• Posts Tagged ‘application’

    A Good Opinion for Copyright Applicants

    by  • January 2, 2018 • copyright • 0 Comments

    “Rappers are skilled in poetry and rhythm—not necessarily in proper copyright registration procedures.” With that comment, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reverses a decision from the District Court for the Southern District of Florida that invalidated three copyright registrations for the same work and consequently dismissing the lawsuit. You can read...

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    Grateful for Your Help!

    by  • February 4, 2011 • Uncategorized

    If you’re a procrastinator like me, you’ve been planning on sending me an affidavit about the distinctiveness of the trademark for my blog.  Now’s the time though!  Original post here. Thanks for all those who have sent me something so far, and for those of you who plan to but haven’t gotten around to...

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    Your Help Needed!

    by  • January 18, 2011 • Uncategorized

    So, I filed an application to register the name of my blog.  I was refused registration, twice, under Section 2(e) on the basis that the name of the blog is merely descriptive. I heartily disagree, but there I am, with a final refusal. So I’m taking a page from John Welch’s playbook (although without any floating key chain...

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    Color Me Puzzled

    by  • April 22, 2010 • trademark

    It’s a routine trademark infringement suit over both parties’ use of the mark VANTAGE. Plaintiff Vantage, Inc. is the owner of a pending application for VANTAGE, which has been opposed by the defendant Vantage Travel Service, Inc., the opposition now stayed. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment on a § 43(a) claim, a...

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