The Supplemental Register – The Consolation Prize of the Trademark World

Puppy with a participation trophy

The “participation trophy” is supposedly a hallmark of youth sports these days. It’s often cited as a reason for our young people getting “soft” in a world where only winning and losing matters. My kids are 12 and 9 and play many sports (sometimes it feels like all of them). I’ve yet to see a […]

State of Tennessee Concedes Defeat Over Logo Flap

Last week, I reported on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rejection of the federal trademark application for the State of Tennessee’s boring new logo. Essentially, the USPTO found that the logo was too weak to have any trademark significance. And the State of Tennessee apparently agrees. This week, the state responded to the rejection […]