Adding Additional Classes To Your Existing Trademark

Business owners may file trademark applications and later wish to add additional classes as their businesses expand to more goods and services. Unfortunately, people cannot directly amend trademark applications to add additional classes, but they may be able to establish new filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Therefore, adding new classes to a trademark is made possible by creating new applications.

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), international […]

By | September 23rd, 2022 ||

Copyright Claim By Prince’s Photographer Defeated On Implied License Theory

Yes, another copyright case involving Prince (of Paisley Park, not of Wales). (But not the biggie.)

And another case dealing with the fallout of a collaboration that went south. (Here are here are others we have covered recently.)

In the late 1970s into the early ’80s, plaintiff Allen Beaulieu took some truly extraordinary and iconic photographs of Prince. (This is my favorite.) In 2014, Beaulieu began working on a book about his years at the side of the High Priest of Pop. He […]

By | September 21st, 2022 ||

CAFC Pulls Final Loose Thread In Nike-Adidas Patent Row

Issuing a third and final decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board (Board) decision invalidating the last remaining claim of a Nike footwear textile patent. Nike, Inc. v. Adidas AG, Case No. 21-1903 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 1, 2022) (Prost, Chen, Stoll, JJ.) (non-precedential)

Adidas filed for inter partes review of a patent owned by Nike relating to a knitted shoe upper. After lengthy litigation, including two prior appeals to […]

By | September 19th, 2022 ||