Bhole IP Law Associate Alessia Monastero will be speaking at Startup Fashion Week’s Business of Fashion Conference on October 12, 2022, discussing the intellectual property protection of fashion designs and best practices for startups when creating their brand and products. For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/startup-fashion-weektm-business-of-fashion-conferencetm-tickets-415729146067 Want to learn more about …
Battle of the Stripes: Adidas versus Thom Browne (Part 1)
On December 14, 2020, Adidas filed an opposition with the United States Patent and Trademarks Trial and Appeal Board against Thom Browne’s US trademark applications for a red, white, and blue parallel stripe for use on footwear. Adidas has opposed the applications, which have been filed on an intent-to-use basis, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion and dilution by blurring.
CULT GAIA REFUSED U.S. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION OF ITS “GAIA’S ARK” HANDBAG DESIGN, DUE TO GENERICNESS AND NON-DISTINCTIVENESS ISSUES
Dubbed as the Instagram “it” bag in 2016, Cult Gaia’s “Ark” bag design was recently refused trademark registration in the United States following the brand’s five-year battle to obtain registration for the design of its bag.
Starting Your Patent Journey on the Wrong Foot: Why to be Cautious about Filing a Weak U.S. Provisional Application
In the Canadian startup community, a common and perpetuated piece of advice given to entrepreneurs is to self-file their initial patent application. Often, this advice involves self-filing a United States provisional patent application. Due to the lack of formal examination of provisional applications, entrepreneurs can file these types of applications without …