Nov 27 | 2018

Dunner Law Trademarks 101: What is a Trademark?

Trademarks can be a variety of things, such as words, names, phrases, symbols or designs, and even sounds. Trademarks have a dual purpose, helping businesses distinguish their products in the market, and in turn, helping consumers identify the source and…
Sep 14 | 2018

Power-Up Your Mark: Depiction, Marking and Consistency

Given competing demands, consumers must immediately recognize and perceive a trademark. Selecting and clearing a trademark are crucial, but neither guarantees consumer recognition nor perception. Standards for depicting, marking and using a trademark are therefore important. The strength of a…
Mar 28 | 2017

The Rise of Copyright Trolls

Unlike the well-known patent trolls, “copyright trolls” have received comparatively less attention in Congress and in the media. A copyright troll is a business with the principal purpose of enforcing copyrights for which it has only a limited ownership interest.…
Nov 09 | 2016

Domain Name Dispute Options

It is difficult to overestimate the value of a good domain name.  Not only do domain names act as a key way for customers and other interested parties to reach your business online, but they oftentimes reflect the valuable trademarks…
May 28 | 2015

Top Trademark Filing Tips for Foreign Applicants

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) is an obvious forum for foreign trademark owners looking to protect their trademarks. There are, however, many key differences between the legal and procedural landscapes for trademarks in the U.S. and foreign…
Jan 18 | 2012

Blackout!

If you have tried to run a search on Google’s site today or if you have attempted to look something up on the Wikipedia website, then you already know about the blackout.  If you have turned on the news in…