Duke vs. Duke – The Epic Trademark Battle That Never Happened

Alright everybody, file this one under: “Wow, he really likes video games and cartoons.” After my last fun post about Crazy Taxi, I got to thinking about two more great characters from my childhood – Duke Nukem (of Apogee \3d Realms fame) and Duke Nukem (Captain Planet’s radioactive nemesis). How could two identically named characters … Read more

FUCT Marks are Allowed

According to statue, someone could not register a trademark if it “[c]onsists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute; or a geographical indication which, when used on or in connection … Read more

Top Marks For Serving Goods

Companies use words, designs, logos, colors, sounds and smells to help customers find and remember the company’s wares.  If you want to buy a cold, caffeinated, carbonated beverage, you may choose a distinctively shaped bottle with cursive writing.  If you are looking for tax preparation services that has its own online software, you may choose … Read more

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