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11-20-2018 – THE JACOBSON FIRM CAPTURES “THE DRAMATICS” TRADEMARK (New York, NY) The Jacobson Firm, P.C., on behalf of client, L.J. Reynolds has successfully obtained the registration of “THE DRAMATICS” trademark. L.J. Reynolds has performed live on some of the world’s biggest stages and has been featured on various chart topping tracks. The Dramatics is...
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.Trademark Law 101: Trademark Renewals For Marks Registered In The U.S. By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. & Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. After a trademark application has been successfully prosecuted and registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.), the owner still has on-going obligations, including the duty to preserve the registration in an...
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Trademark “Scams” – Fraudulent Trademark Notices For Renewals, Monitoring Services and Registries By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In recent years, there has been an increase in the creation of official “sounding” entities sending out authoritative “looking” communications to listed trademark owners.   There are a variety of notices sent out to owners at their listed addresses...
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A Brief Look at Trademarks & The Principal vs. Supplemental Register By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. One constant question posed by clients and a frequent option offered in an Office Action Letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) is the potential of registering a mark on the “Supplemental Register.”  This is often misunderstood...
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Protecting Your Investment: What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand Protection By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Associate & Pablo G. Velez, Esq., Of Counsel Investing in a new or existing enterprise in the United States can be an advantageous proposition.  As the E-2 Investor is well aware, having a company with a...
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Trademark Law: “Brand” Protection For Professional Athletes By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today more than ever, a professional athlete must be aware of how their “brand” is publicly viewed and protected.  This new focus on a player’s off-the-field business has caused many professional athletes from various sports to properly protect and monetize their actual name...
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02/16/2018 – International Trademark Law Update: “Trademark Registration in Canada” By Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. As a reference, there are two distinct trademark systems for acquiring trademark rights in a particular mark. There is a “first-to-file” system, which exists in countries such as China and France. This system provides protection to the first entity to...
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Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This weekend, game developer, Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its “Overwatch League” will be compromised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. This new move has wide-spread impact, including...
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A Look at Non-Traditional Trademarks: Color, Sound & Scent In The United States By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Trademarks and service marks are essential and valuable assets of a company.  They are used to identify the source of a particular good or service to the consuming public and are an indicator of the quality of...
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Esports Law: What Makes Gamer-Tags and Team Names Such Valuable Trademarks? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the rapid international expansion and increased profitability of esports, including a surge in the number of players and teams involved in the competitions, the need to properly protect one’s “brand” and its associated intellectual property grows even more...
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