Article of the week #1: Goodwill trumps prior use: AZ Tech vs. Intex

Article of the week #1: Goodwill trumps prior use: AZ Tech vs. Intex

A trademark can easily be touted as one of the most important intellectual properties. Considerable mental faculties are expended (by most) to come up with creative and unique trademarks so as to distinguish one’s goods/services from those of others, or else the whole...
The Slants victory at the Supreme Court

The Slants victory at the Supreme Court

On Monday 19th June 2016, the Supreme Court made a groundbreaking decision in the case of Matal vs. Tam (previously Lee vs. Tam) to extend trademark protection to names that may be offensive, concluding that “trademarks are private, not government, speech.” The case...