A Concise Guide to the Lowly Descriptive Trademark

A Concise Guide to the Lowly Descriptive Trademark

It happens rarely, but there are some areas in which lawyers provide legal advice that is systematically ignored by a large segment of clients. For many decades, trademark lawyers have advised clients not to use “descriptive terms” as trademarks because they are “weak.” And yet clients – or at least some clients – love these

THE ENFORCERS STRIKES BACK

THE ENFORCERS STRIKES BACK

Kansas City is giddy about the success of its football team. Many artisans, designers, entrepreneurs, and other creative people are presenting a wide range of team, player, and “Big Game” merchandise for sale. However, as we expected, owners of various trademark and publicity rights are aggressively increasing their enforcement efforts. Regardless of one’s intention to