Cognate's Trademark Blog

University Law Prof Lets Hair Down & Fights Company’s Attempt To Trademark “Rapunzel”

NBC news reports that a Massachusetts law professor is fighting a California company’s trademark claim to the name Rapunzel. Suffolk University’s Rebecca Curtin is asking federal trademark officials to reject an application from United Trademark Holdings, saying the fairytale character belongs to the public. They write… The Beverly Hills company makes dolls and other toys … Read more

Article: Crypto Lawyers: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?

Coindesk has penned the following article so clients can actually understand why they might need an attorney with experience in the field. Crypto Lawyers Guiding Us Through an Unregulated Jungle Lawyers are specialized in many fields, from animal law to timeshare law. And as the popularity of cryptocurrency grows, so does the need for crypto … Read more

Press Release: A.J. Bahou, Patent Attorney & Emerging Technologies Expert, Joins Nashville Firm , Waller

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, announced today that A.J. Bahou has joined the firm’s Nashville office. Bahou brings more than 15 years of patent litigation experience to the firm as well as a deep understanding of emerging technologies … Read more

Commentary: Four Takeaways From the ABA Institute’s Blockchain Conference

Jonathan Hugg writes for the Legal Intelligencer, “I recently attended the American Bar Association’s annual institute on blockchain technology, digital currency, and ICOs (initial coin offerings). Some might view these new technologies as libertarian, even revolutionary. Others might call it anarchy with hype reminiscent of the dot-com bubble. For attorneys, it is crucial to understand … Read more

Article: Global Legal Post – AI to revolutionise trademark prosecution by 2023

This Global Legal Post  article says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize trademark prosecution and enforcement by 2023, according to the latest research. Here’s the introduction to their piece… Surveying over 200 brand owners from a wide range of industries, a research report from Hogan Lovells ‘Brand Benchmarking 2018’ revealed that 93% of businesses feel … Read more

Pottymouth Puppets Too Much For Sesame Street – Trademark Suit Ensues

Huntington News Reports, “The Happytime Murders” is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic … Read more

Ivanka’s China Trademark Waterfall

This story has been all over the media in the last 48 hours. Is there a conflict of interest. CNBC explores the issue.. They write Ivanka Trump’s Chinese trademarks raise questions about potential conflicts of interest Chinese trademarks issued to Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand this month are raising questions over whether the first daughter is … Read more

Ritz Go Crackers Over China TM Infringement

The Epoch Times reported over the weekend that  Ritz crackers is at the center of the latest trademark infringement case in China. They write.. On May 15, Dongguan Intermediate People’s Court in southern China’s Guangdong Province held a court session to hear a case filed by Intercontinental Great Brands LLC (formerly known as Kraft Foods Holdings) … Read more