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Can You Trademark a Title?

December 29, 2013

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Is there any wonder why the USPTO stands for the United States Patent and Trademark Office? Those two terms do end up being closely related – but only so far. There’s a line to draw, and when it comes to titles, you’ll see that line. But why? After all, you title your company, oftentimes with […]

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Has Louis Vuitton Gone Too Far to Protect Its Trademark?

December 27, 2013

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The intellectual property world was recently buzzing about the trademark dispute between luxury brand Louis Vuitton and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Louis Vuitton recently sent a strongly worded cease and desist letter demanding that the school remove posters advertising the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Group’s (PIRG) annual symposium on fashion law because the posters “misappropriated and modified” Vuitton’s […]

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Sheldon Mak & Anderson Helps Revive Classic Trademark

December 25, 2013

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We are proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of the Muscle Machines toy car line by May Cheong Group (“MCG”), a premier toy manufacturer.  Sheldon Mak & Anderson represented May Cheong Group in the acquisition of tooling and intellectual property of the Muscle Machines brand. Muscle Machines branded toy cars are still hot collectors’ items […]

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Patent FAQ: Why Is a Patent Search So Important?

December 19, 2013

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A patent search is often the first step in pursuing a patent, and its importance should not be overlooked. In order to patent an invention, it must be truly novel. The best way evaluate the originality of your idea is to conduct a thorough patent search. In addition to determining if someone else already has a patent […]

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