Race to the Courthouse: The role of Declaratory Judgements in Trademark Infringement Cases

January, 31st, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton.[1]  This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

Apples Are The New Jingle Bells

December, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor We’re entering into the season of hope and forgiveness.  But is that the reason Apple and Amazon have decided to put their years of feuding aside and come together… just in [Read More…]

Video Gaming: Patent Law’s 12-Figure Secret

November, 27th, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta   Consumers are estimated to spend over $135 billion dollars on video games in 2018.  Over half of this 12-figure industry is expected to be spent on mobile gaming.  This is [Read More…]

Hold the Donuts: The DUNKIN Trademark Without the Donuts

October, 16th, 2018

By Lauren C. Matturri When Dunkin Donuts announced in September that it would be dropping the “Donuts” from its name, there was a lot of buzz about this new change.  This buzz mostly addressed the [Read More…]

THE BREXIT EXIT: The Details are Starting to Unfold for IP Rights Holders

August, 14th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor Since the announcement that the UK was leaving the EU, there has been big questions as whether trademark owners holding registrations in the EU would still be protected in the UK [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Presents on Trademark Enforcement Strategy at ABA

April, 24th, 2018

On April 14, Walter Welsh of WHIPgroup was part of panel that presented on Protecting and Enforcing Your Brand Against Infringers and Competitors at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Orlando. This presentation provided [Read More…]

Saucy Trademark Suit (Or Puffed Up Claims)

April, 17th, 2018

By Natasha Rodriguez Trademarks can be the cheesy glue that connects a business with its brand in a consumer’s mind. A trademark is a source identifier that can include “any word, name, symbol, or device, or [Read More…]

March 20 Meetup Recap

March, 23rd, 2018

Thanks to all those able to join us for the March 20 Meetup, and a special thanks to Wes Whitmyer for presenting! Wes led a very informative discussion on branding in the internet age, and [Read More…]

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