Intellectual Property Attorney

Category: Trademark


Disney has recently settled a trademark dispute with deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) regarding a mouse head design alleged to be confusingly similar to the famous Mickey Mouse logo.

Tactile Trademarks and Other Non-Traditional Brand Extension

Companies are always looking for the next “edge” to attract and retain customers. Traditionally, marketers have looked towards visual source-identifiers as the lynchpin of branding efforts-an obvious fact reaffirmed by legions of billboards, neon signs…

NCAA Removes Right Of Publicity Release From Agreements With Student Athletes

the NCAA has now removed the disputed release from this year’s version of the Student-Athlete Statement. It appears that the NCAA may be attempting to distance itself from the intense scrutiny that has surrounded the release since the class action lawsuit was filed. It should also be noted that a federal judge is currently deliberating as to whether the NCAA illegally restrained trade by preventing the athletes fro

New Reebok Product Is Intructive Regarding Scope of Clearance And Protection

When conducting trademark clearance searches and considering the extent to which brands should be protected, trademark owners are well advised to consider whether the mark in question is registered and/or being used by third parties in connection with goods and services that may not be readily apparent.Who would have thought, for example, that a world renowned athletic shoe and apparel company would expand its st

Grimes LLC Founder Chuck Grimes’ Career Featured In The Connecticut Law Tribune

A recent issue of The Connecticut Law Tribune featured an in-depth look at the distinctive and exciting career of Grimes LLC’s founder and Managing Partner, Chuck Grimes. The article, which appeared on July 15, 2014, highlights Chuck’s “40-plus-year career in IP law” and notes that he “has carved out a niche for himself, specializing in character licensing at his four-lawyer boutique with offices in Connecticut, M

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