How To Avoid A Trademark “Party Fowl”

Nashville is famous for being the home of country music, but it’s developing quite a reputation as a culinary hot spot. This has helped raise the profile of one of Nashville’s signature dishes: hot chicken. The origins of hot chicken can be traced to Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Thornton Price […]

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ESPN and Deadspin Set for Showdown over Grantland Trademark

Last Friday, ESPN gave bloggers everywhere something to write about when it abruptly jettisoned arguably its best known personality, Bill Simmons. Deadspin – a direct competitor with ESPN’s online properties – has spilled a Simmonsesque amount of ink since the news broke, publishing no less than 10 posts related to the subject. The […]

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Trump Intends to Make America Great Again

The Daily Mail is reporting that Donald Trump has asserted trademark rights in the phrase “Make America Great Again” against fellow Republican Ted Cruz. According to the article, Cruz has agreed to not use the phrase. Trump told the Daily Mail that slogan “is my whole theme.” But here’s the thing: […]

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Trust Tree Legal Co-Founders Named IP Stars

Trust Tree Legal co-founders Randy Michels and Bill Ferrell have been ranked “IP Stars” among the nation’s intellectual property law attorneys. The “IP Stars” designation comes from Managing IP whose researchers conducted more than 1,000 interviews and surveys with peers and clients of attorneys in the United States to compile […]

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Qwikster About Face: Netflix’s Non-Rebrand Rebrand

I have been known to binge-watch a TV season or ten. My most recent conquests were Season 3 of House of Cards, The Honourable Woman, and Season 1 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. All were served up by Netflix. Not Qwikster. Remember Qwikster? It was the name chosen to rebrand Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service, which was […]

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J.J. Watt Jumps and Reebok Pumps

A few weeks ago we wrote about Reebok bringing back its iconic Pump sneaker with the ZPump. Monday morning, NFL star J.J. Watt and Reebok announced a new partnership. Monday afternoon, J.J. Watt and Reebok went viral with this video of the 6′ 5″, 290 pound Watt in his Reebok ZPumps completing […]

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Harlem Globetrotters Show Off Trademark Tricks

College basketball’s best talent was on display in the recently concluded NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Long before the NCAA tournament became the preeminent showcase for young basketball players, the country’s best talent was found on the Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters began in 1926 as the Savoy Big Five. […]

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First Annual Summer Movie Blockbuster Trademark Extravaganza

In a world where blockbusters are about more than just movies, we proudly bring you our First Annual Summer Movie Blockbuster Trademark Extravaganza! Come for the fun trademark facts, stay for the trailers. In 2014, the Summer box office grossed over $4 billion. The top five grossing movies were: Guardians of […]

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