Show me the Money! Protection of Trade Dress. By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D.(U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Regn. No. 56,731) 10:16, January 11, 2021

Author: James Faier

Show me the Money! Protection of Trade Dress. By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D.(U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Regn. No. 56,731)

Protection of Trade Dress is a crucial part of IP protection for the sellers of goods. Over my 30-years I have litigated trademark diversion where a junior user was seeking to more customers from senior user to junior user by selling goods in packaging that imitated the senior user. I have also seen junior users […]

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Show me the money! A little violation of a Consent Agreement is a violation: Gaither Tool Co. v. Summit Tool Co., 2012 WL 13218902. (ND IL) by James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56,731)

The Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, took up the issue of violation of a Consent agreement in the above – captioned supporting the proposition a non-deminimus violation of a Consent Agreement is violation of a Consent Agreement and violating party is in contempt of court pursuant to Civil contempt proceedings 18 U.S.C. Section 401(3). […]

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USPTO successes bright in a dark year! By J M Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56,731) jmfaier@faier.com. T: 312-382-9400.

The USPTO issued it’s 2020 performance report. You can read it at USPTO annual reports | USPTO. The surprises are that in a Pandemic year that we still see a 9.6 percent increases in applications. The squawk at INTA related to the tougher position on audits and requirements for a U.S. attorney. The PTO expressed […]

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A Better Trademark of 2020: REVERB! By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. U.S. Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO 56,731)

On Lincoln Avenue in Chicago is an advert for one of the better trademarks of 2020: REVERB. As a guy with 30-years in this field, I spend my life watching marks that meet my taste for greatness: pithiness, relevance, edge, and distinctiveness. REVERB is such as mark as applied to the used musical instrument business. […]

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