First to file, first to use, and trademark squatters

The United States trademark law is based on the common law first to use in commerce theory. Is the use of the mark in interstate commerce which creates rights over a trademark, not its registration. In the United States, trademark US Applicants can base their applications on the following basis: Prior use of the trademark in interstate commerce,

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¿Deseas registrar marcas que sean inmorales, offensivas o escandalosas? ¡No se preocupe!

¿Está considerando registrar una marca que “Consista en o comprenda una materia inmoral, engañosa o escandalosa, o que pueda menospreciar o sugerir falsamente una conexión con personas, entidades vivas o muertas, instituciones, creencias o símbolos nacionales, o mala reputation? Una reciente decision del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos te puede ayudar en lograr dicho

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Disparaging, immoral or scandalous trademarks? Bring them on!

Are you considering registering a trademark that “Consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute”? A recent Supreme Court case will help you achieve that goal. The Supreme

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