• Posts Tagged ‘chain of title’

    Just Another Skirmish or the War?

    by  • December 26, 2011 • trademark

    Registrant’s goods Cancellation action Paul Audio, Inc. v. Zhou is just one glimpse of what clearly is a much larger dispute. Baoning Zhou, an individual, is the owner of a registration for the mark C-MARK for audio equipment. Petitioner Paul Audio, Inc., owned by Li Gong, had also applied to register the C-MARK mark...

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    Check the Chain of Title, Please

    by  • September 24, 2011 • patent

    Folks, really.  Check the assignment documents before you file the lawsuit, don’t assume the face of the patent is correct:  At some point soon after PBS Inc. filed its motion to amend, it was discovered that PBS Ltd., not PBS Inc., is the assignee and owner of the ‘651 and ‘039 patents. PBS Inc....

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    Bona Fide Purchaser in Good Faith

    by  • September 2, 2010 • trademark

    ZDNet reports that there will be a new “Commodore 64” computer. It’s being described in a press release (scroll to August 25, 2010 entry) as an updated computer in “an exact replica of the original beige chassis Commodore C64.” Original Commodore 64.  Photo: Bill Bertram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pixel8).Photo licensed under CC-BY-SA But hat tip to whoever...

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    Awesome Job by Ryan Gile at Las Vegas Trademark Attorney

    by  • August 28, 2010 • trademark

    Wow.  Ryan Gile at the Las Vegas Trademark Attorney has written a 3,700 word tome, with diagrams, on the convoluted and complicated (an understatement) ownership interest in the trademark “Tropicana” for hotels. I can’t begin to imagine how long it took to write it, much less understand all the transactions before being able to...

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