A Sketchy Federal Circuit Holding on a Converse Trade Dress ITC Proceeding

In 2013, the USPTO issued U.S Trademark Registration 4,398,753 to Nike subsidiary Converse, Inc. The registration covered the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star midsole stripes, toe cap, and multilayered toe bumper featuring diamonds and line patterns, which Converse claims to have been selling since 1946.  In October 2014, Converse filed a complaint with the ITC … Continue reading A Sketchy Federal Circuit Holding on a Converse Trade Dress ITC Proceeding

One Blockchain Trademark Ledger to Rule Them All!

Scenario 1: Every trademark litigator knows the drill, a company in a remote geographic market sends the client located hundreds or thousands of miles away a cease and desist letter. There is no market conflict and perhaps never will be, but the remote user obtained a federal trademark registration and desires to assert its constructive … Continue reading One Blockchain Trademark Ledger to Rule Them All!

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