• Posts Tagged ‘piano’

    The Piano Mark Was Apparently Not Abandoned

    by  • September 25, 2012 • trademark • 0 Comments

    I previously told the story of what I characterized as a zombie piano trademark for SOHMER.  The long version is here and the short version is that an owner of the mark, Burgett, Inc., had a period of non-use during which time it allowed the registrations to lapse; upon discovering the lapse another piano...

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    Two Companies Making Pianos, One Mark

    by  • June 18, 2012 • trademark

    Digging into an interesting decision about the duty to defend an insurance claim turns out to be a long tale about a zombie mark, with strategic moves in prosecution, before the TTAB, and in federal court.  It’s still going, but as far as I can tell all that should be left to decide is...

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    Sohmer v. Sohmer

    by  • December 2, 2009 • trademark

    Ryan Giles at the Las Vegas Trademark Attorney blog tells the tale of two claimants to the piano brand “Sohmer.” It’s a law school exam, and I think Ryan gets an “A.” Read it here. © 2009 Pamela Chestek

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