• Posts Tagged ‘coexistence’

    Another Dirty Co-Existence Agreement

    by  • June 2, 2012 • trademark

    I just read a post by my friend Neil Wilkof entitled The Dirty Little (Or Not So Little) Secret Of Trade Mark Law.  In it, he talks about co-existence agreements and too often their tolerance of confusion rather than avoidance of it. And then I ran across a fairly uninteresting and poorly decided case...

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    Unintended Consequences

    by  • October 27, 2010 • trademark

    It may make business sense to put ownership of related trademarks in different subsidiaries.  Under In re Wella, one can generally register similar marks owned by sibling companies, as long as it’s done properly. But In re Koolatron Corp. discloses a risk I hadn’t thought about before, that is, that the registrations won’t serve...

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