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On June 4, 2019, news publication, Bloomberg Law, quoted Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq., President of The Jacobson Firm, P.C. on the pending lawsuit between NBA player, Kawhi Leonard and athletic apparel company, Nike regarding copyright and trademark protections.  In particular, Mr. Jacobson commented on the potential novel issue existing between a trademark rights holder and...
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The “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” Circuit Court of Appeals’ DecisionBy Jeffrey E. Jacobson, Esq. Last year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on an appeal from the United States District of Court for the District of South Dakota.  The Federal Court in Rapid City held a jury trial on Sturgis Motorcycle...
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Trademark Dilution of A Famous Mark By Justin M. Jacobson & Jeffrey E. Jacobson In addition to trademark infringement claims that we have discussed in a previous article, including claims of likelihood of confusion, a trademark owner may also claim trademark “dilution.”  This is where a trademark owner asserts that they own a famous mark...
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A Look At Trademark Infringement In The U.S.By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Trademark law provides the exclusive right to use a mark to differentiate the goods or services of one person or business from those of another. A trademark commonly includes a word, phrase, logo, design or a combination of these, which are used in relation...
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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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