Alessia Monastero to speak at Startup Fashion Week 2022

Alessia Monastero copyright, Events, Fashion, Industrial designs, Intellectual Property, trademarks

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: Want to learn more about …

Battle of the Stripes: Adidas versus Thom Browne (Part 1)

Alessia Monastero Fashion, News, trademarks

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.

Starting Your Patent Journey on the Wrong Foot: Why to be Cautious about Filing a Weak U.S. Provisional Application

Marc Lampert Expert Insights, News, Patents

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 …