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Trademark dispute brews between kombucha producers. GOOD OMEN v. MOBTOWN

When a company uses a symbol to distinguish its products from other products in the marketplace, that symbol is considered a trademark.  In the United States using a trademark automatically grants the trademark user some exclusive rights to the trademark.  A trademark user can further strengthen it's right to the trademark by registering the trademark…

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USITC investigation of Fitbit based on complaint from Philips.

A patent is a set of exclusive right granted to the inventor of an invention.  To be granted a patent in the United States, an inventor must file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office reviews patent applications to make sure that the invention…

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Does adding “.com” create a trademark? USPTO v. BOOKING.COM

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that distinguishes products from one company from products of another company.  Trademark law generally allows the owner of a trademark to exclude others from using a trademark that may lead to consumer confusion about the seller of a product.  If someone other than the owner of…

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