3M, the originator of the famous POST-IT® brand of adhesive notes, recently prevailed in opposing the trademark application of an applicant that attempted to register the mark “Flag-it” for similar labeling goods.

In the case, 3M Company v. Professional Gallery, Inc., the Applicant, had applied to register the mark FLAG-IT! in standard characters for “adhesive-backed

Sorry mom and dad — guess that all my expensive legal training was for naught.

Over the past several years, online technology has spurned a cottage industry of trademark filers, business consultants, and trademark lawyers who will gladly file a trademark application for the lowest dollar amount possible. Attention shoppers!  Who knew that being a

As a trademark lawyer that handles trademark opposition and trademark cancellation cases, I have a simple philosophy in dealing with the business and legal challenges that my clients face as a result of being involved in litigation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

1.  Listen to the Client

It is often difficult for

Preparing and filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is not a simple task. Like most governmental agencies, the Trademark Office has many rules and regulations that must be followed in the filing process.  If a trademark owner does not carefully follow these requirements, chances are that his/her trademark application